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Love of self, love of other: two strands in the love braid. I have braided these strands together in all sorts of relationships, in varying degrees of grace and ineptitude. I’ve messed up in both directions: being self-centered, being a martyr...

Omega: Can you talk about following your intuition—one of nine healing factors you identified as shared by patients who have experienced a radical remission? How can anyone—healthy or sick—learn to listen to signals from their...

Omega: Is there a poem that inspired you to be a poet?

Mark: The poetry of Pablo Neruda really inspired me. When I first read his work, I felt like, “I must belong to this tribe.” My oldest friend, Robert...

Among all the suppressed emotions Radical Remission survivors talk to me about releasing, fear is by far one of the most common discussed. Perhaps this is because fear is something we all have felt to some degree, whereas not everyone can...

Omega: You have described your near-death experience as a “realm of clarity and expansiveness.” Can you tell us what it was like?

Anita: I felt total clarity and a sense of awakening. It was as if...

Oh my god, I feel incredible! I’m so free and light! How come I’m not feeling any more pain in my body? Where has it all gone? Hey, why does it seem like my surroundings are moving away from me? But I’m not scared! Why am I not scared? Where has...

Breast cancer patients and survivors have been practicing yoga as a form of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) for years. Recent research suggests that yoga can improve their lives both during and after treatment.

In April 2012, a...

After individuals get a diagnosis of cancer, they must then begin the task of living with the disease. Learning how to make the most of living with cancer can be a daunting challenge, and fortunately there are people, programs, and steps you can...

For most survivors, cancer is a long, painful battle—not just for those who have cancer, but for loved ones too. Cancer survivor and comedian Scott Burton describes the challenges (and ...

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