Former president Jimmy Carter, who announced Thursday he has melanoma that had spread to his liver and brain, is being treated with two cutting-edge therapies that offer new hope to the 76,000 Americans diagnosed annually with this type of cancer.
Balancing care for a loved one with medical professionals, residential staff or home health employees can get complicated quickly. Defining your role as a care partner can be difficult. How do you let go and trust "those professionals"? How do you know who should take the lead and when?
Actress Valerie Harper's March 11 appearance on the Today show to discuss her diagnosis of terminal brain cancer made her the latest celebrity to go on television to talk about a personal life-and-death health challenge.
Actress Valerie Harper, who's been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, has a rare type that often spreads from another form of cancer, such as breast, melanoma or, in Harper's case, lung cancer - which she battled in 2009.
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