All posts tagged "cancer"

  • CDC urged to stop denying cancer screenings to transgender women

    Two national LGBT-rights organizations are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to re-evaluate a discriminatory policy that denies cancer screenings to...

  • Remembering NLGJA's Michael Triplett

    Lisa Carter is speaking as a nurse when she recalls the end of her brother's life Jan. 17, a final act likely drawn out because...

  • Frantastic!

    In January of 1985, intruders broke into the Los Angeles home of Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson. Drescher was raped, while Jacobson, held at...

  • Benign Fun

    Cancer may not be the funniest thing in the world. It's probably not even in your Top 10. But when cancer happens to a funny...

  • Good Chance

    Walking the line between comedy and tragedy is tricky. How can filmmakers draw out the appropriate emotions from their audiences? When do those triggers inspire...

  • Anti-Tumor Team

    Cancer, in a twisted sort of way, has the power to bring people together. It might be researchers working on the frontiers of the cancer...

  • Ban the Tan

    About two years ago, Allan Green, 67, knew something was wrong, something that needed to be checked. ''I simply knew there was something not right....

  • DeBoldly Going

    Susan Hester calls Kathleen DeBold ''Mautner's Miracle.'' ''She thinks about the Mautner Project in every waking hour,'' marvels Hester, the lesbian health organization's founding executive...

  • Kicking the Habit

    Two times as many lesbians report being heavy smokers than straight women, says the Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer, so it's no surprise if...

  • Crawl Space

    ''I'm pooped,'' I thought -- fully aware of and quite pleased with my double entendre -- as I crawled out of the Colossal Colon. The...

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