An element of last Sunday's episode of "Breaking Bad" was inspired by a 16-year-old fan of the show, who passed away earlier this year of cancer. The kid, Kevin Cordasco, was suffering from neuroblastoma...but before he died, he got the chance to meet some members of the cast, and the show's creator, Vince Gilligan.
Dustin Hoffman's rep announced yesterday that he has been successfully treated for cancer. She said, quote, "It was detected early and he has been surgically cured. Dustin is feeling great and is in good health."
A 22-year-old cancer patient at the Seattle Children's Hospital made a video with other patients and nurses on his floor, where they're lip synching to 'Stronger' by Kelly Clarkson. And it's pretty inspiring.
Lindsey Miller, who looks healthy but is suffering from liver cancer, wants to start dating again. And to announce she is back on the scene, the 26-year old shot a YouTube video in which she asks Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who played a cancer patient in ’50/50,’ out for a cup of coffee. Will Gordon-Levitt say yes? Watch Lindsey’s video below and keep your fingers crossed for her.
Food for thought, for the Ladies:
A recent Dr. Oz show was on the fastest growing cancer in women; thyroid cancer. It was a very interesting program and he mentioned that the increase could possibly be related to the use of dental x-rays and mammograms.
I don't think it's time to hang up the "Mission: Accomplished" banner when it comes to fighting cancer, but this is still something that deserves a celebration. More and more people are surviving cancer! Read more on the next page!