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trending news facebook school photo raises cancer awareness
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In a super-touching image, a British Mom posted a back-to-school picture of her daughter Emily after losing her to childhood cancer in a super-effective effort to raise awareness of the disease.





She is encouraging everyone on Facebook to "Go Gold for Cancer Awareness" on your profile pic, like this:




Get all the links to show your support on Facebook and Twitter, and to learn more about the "Go Gold Project" here.


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Criss Angle directed Dee Snider in this stripped down version of Twisted Sister's hit "We're Not Gonna Take It". Angel's direction of the video is clearly in support of his children's cancer foundation, CrissAngelHELP.com and for the upcoming Children's Cancer awareness month of September. Unfortunately the video ended up a big ball of cringe for Snider and Angel.


Three cheers to them for raising awareness for Children's Cancer!

Unfortunately, it didn't detract from Snider looking like a worn-out and leathered Legolas, or from the idea that Criss Angel just isn't a good enough Magician to make Cancer disappear.

trending news terminally ill star wars fan rogue one dies
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Neil Hanvey, the terminally ill cancer patient who inspired the hashtag #rogueonewish to get to see the movie before it's release, died Monday in hospice care in England, his family announced.



Hanvey's wife Andrea set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for St. Michael's. And shared the following statement:

"On behalf of all our family we would like to thank everyone who has passed on their condolences following Neil's death last night... We would also like to thank the tens of thousands of people who supported the #RogueOneWish campaign. All the messages of love during the past week have given us a great deal of comfort during a very difficult time. We would also like to thank everyone at St. Michael's Hospice, especially Amy Duncan, without whom #RogueOneWish would not have happened. All donations at Neil's funeral will go to the Hospice's Family Support team and will be used to fund work with children and young people."



Rest in peace, Neil Hanvey.

trending science news video nanorobots target cancer
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Canadian Scientists have created Nanorobots, that not unlike G.I. Joe's Nanomites, that "can travel down the bloodstream to administer drugs precisely by targeting a tumor's cancer cells."

The advantages of injecting the tiny robots are that the medicine doesn't injure other organs and tissue, but is deposited exactly where it's needed. The dosage of drug needed could even be reduced, decreasing the toxicity inside a cancer patient's body, which is good all-around.

For an explanation of the cool technology, go here and check out this video:



Let's just hope they don't go rogue and try to destroy Paris.



image cancer shannen doherty Shannen Doherty Shares Photos of Shaving Her Head While She Battles With Cancer
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Shannen Doherty has been very open with fans since being diagnosed with breast cancer. She posted this series of photos of her getting her head shaved on her Instagram. 



She also included the picture above right before the black and white series of photos with the caption: 

Cupcake pan, chocolates and a razor.... Stay tuned.
travel cancer image Facing Cancer Treatment, a 90-Year-Old Woman Chose Instead to Take the Trip of a Lifetime
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At 90 years old, just two days after her husband of 67 years passed away, Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Cancer treatment can be grueling and in Norma's case, it would be risky. According to her son on their Facebook page Driving Miss Norma, her doctor said that in addition to the much lower quality of life she would have had while going through treatment there was no guarantee that she would survive the initial surgery at all. 

Instead of going through with treatment she's been lucky enough to hop in an RV and travel with her son and daughter-in-law. 



They take her anywhere she wants to go and have been documenting their travels. She's become an inspiration to others who are in the process of making tough choices at the end of life. 



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Deadpool wants anyone who has the balls to do it to check themselves for cancer. Although Deadpool has a tendency to joke about everything, you should seriously heed that warning. You don't want to end up having to be part of a secret experiment that will give you and your cancer regenerative capabilities that will leave you looking like Wade Wilson. 


via the-justice-league

Exactly. 

cancer david bowie alan rickman In 2016, Cancer is Taking All Your Favorite Celebrities Away From You
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Just before 2015 was over the frontman of Motörhead known as Lemmy succumbed to cancer. We're only 15 days into 2016 but it promises to be a landslide year when it comes to losing beloved older, white men to cancer. First David Bowie, now Alan Rickman and it seems like the hits just keep coming. Also joining the ranks of great people who are now gone include: 

Brian Bedford, the voice of Robin Hood.


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And Dan Haggerty, AKA Grizzly Adams.


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René Angélil, husband and manager of Celine Dion.


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Feel Good of The Day: This Mom Created a Group to Crochet Disney Wigs For Young Cancer Patients
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Something magical happens when this group of crochet enthusiasts meet to make dreams come true.

Former oncology nurse and mom Holly Christensen has started a group called The Magic Yarn Project, a clan of dedicated crocheters that meet to make Disney princess wigs for children with cancer.

A daughter of one of Christensen's friends was diagnosed with lymphoma so she decided to make a Rapunzel yarn wig. Here's what she told Babble:

"I knew she would be going through a difficult time, and that no one would be able to take her suffering away. I also knew that losing her long, curly blonde hair at not even 3 years old would be difficult for her, so I figured that the yarn wig could help bring a little magic and fun to a difficult time in her life."

Designs include princess Elsa and Anna from Frozen and princess Jasmine from Aladdin.

The group has a GoFundMe account set up to help fund even more wigs for children around the world battling cancer.

Remembrance of The Day: 'Star Wars' Fan Daniel Fleetwood Dies After Seeing Movie Early
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Daniel Fleetwood, the terminal cancer patient who charmed the Internet and ultimately had his wish come true of seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens early, has died. He was 32.

The Star Wars superfan was treated to an advance screening of the new film last Thursday after an Internet campaign brought global attention to his situation.

He was dying and his final wish was to see this movie.

His wish was granted, but in a bittersweet turn—Fleetwood died Tuesday in his sleep at home.

Star Wars actors (like Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and John Boyega) and others associated with the film sent their well wishes to his family and remembered him for the amazing fan that he was.

Daniel has now become one with The Force.

WTF of The Day: Chinese Man Marries Sex Doll Because He Has Terminal Cancer
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This is one of those stories where you don't know if you should feel sad or grossed out.

A man in China has married a realistic sex doll because he has terminal cancer and wants to feel the joy of marriage without leaving behind a grieving widow.

The 28-year-old man has not yet been identified, but some are suggesting this could all just be a marketing stunt.

Nevertheless, the (happy?) couple had one beautiful wedding photo shoot...

We wish the couple much happiness. And the man many nights of fapping.

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This is what you call commitment to a cause.

A Texas man who doctor's say should have already died is hanging on as long as he can just to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Daniel Fleetwood, 32, suffers from a connective tissue cancer. His doctor's gave him two months to live back in July, but he is fighting to make it at least to the Dec. 18 release of the film.

"Judging by how progressive the disease has gotten in the past two months, I really don't think that I'll be able to make it," he told KPRC.

The hashtag #ForceForDaniel has been started to encourage the franchise to set up a special screening for Fleetwood ahead of the worldwide premiere.

Star Wars stars Mark Hamill and John Boyega have both been retweeting messages in support of the campaign.

All The Feels of The Day: Taylor Swift Made This 12-Year-Old Cancer Patient's Day
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Taylor Swift took a break from her #squad to hang out with one very deserving fan.

Twelve-year-old Stella Usiak, a cancer patient, finally got to fulfill her dream of hanging out with her favorite pop star.

Usiak was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2011 and went into remission. But her cancer returned in 2014. Her dream has been to record a song with Taylor, so she set up a Facebook page to generate attention.

Stella gushed about her brief meeting with the star on her Facebook page:

Even though I only talked to her for a minute Taylor told me I was very brave . I gave Taylor my email and phone number and when I mentioned it would be awesome to hang out with you someday she said sounds like fun it might be In your cards! I told her my entire story just before I had to go. That was one of the best hugs I ever got! Me and my mom were crying tears or joy I will remember that night forever the night I celebrated shaking off the bad blood twice and one of my wildest dreams coming true!

She even got to meet Taylor's cat Meredith, well, a cardboard version of Meredith.

Good luck, Stella! Here's to hoping that you get to record that song one day with T-Swizzle.

Study of The Day: Bacon Causes Cancer, Ranks as Dangerous as Tobacco Smoking
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Cigarettes, asbestos, bacon—what do these three things all have in common?

Cancer.

The World Health Organization announced today that bacon, sausage and other processed meats are ranked alongside deadly known carcinogens.

The investigation involved 22 scientists invited by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer to look at links between 16 cancers and processed meats.

Processed meat now falls into "group 1," putting it alongside tobacco smoking.

The Internet didn't take the news very well.

Restoring Faith of the Day: Farmers Band Together to Harvest Field of Man With Terminal Cancer
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Faith in humanity = restored.

Carl Bates, an Illinois farmer with terminal cancer, had over 450 acres of corn to harvest—but he wasn't sure if he would be able to do all the work given his medical condition.

Enter 40 other farmers from the surrounding community, eager to help out.

The volunteers were able to complete the work record time, using 10 combines to clear the field in about 10 hours.

Bates is currently at home under hospice care, but his cousin Jason Bates, told Fox 59 that this act of kindness has helped take some stress of the family.

"(Carl Bates' family) has so much going on right now, with medical bills and the condition he's in," said Dan. "This is one less thing they have to worry about. If they need to sell (the corn) to pay bills, it's done. They can now worry about Carl and take care of him."

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Get ready for a kick right in the feels.

Jeremiah Succar, a 7-year-old patient at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has stage-four atypical rhabdoid teratoid, an aggressive tumor that occurs in the brain and spinal cord.

He loves Rachel Platten's 'Fight Song,' and sings it when he goes through treatments. When his parents found out about this, they knew they had to get the singer to come visit him.

"Jeremiah loves "Fight Song"—he memorized the lyrics after three or four times of listening to it," says Jerry Succar, Jeremiah's father. "He used to sing it when he got a lot of headaches, but now he sings it in the morning, before bed and during shots he has to get."

His parents sprung into action on Instagram using the hashtag #RachelMeetJeremiah.

Rachel got word of the movement, paid Jeremiah a visit and recorded these beautiful videos. Way to go, Rachel!