Steve Julian, a radio host with KPCC in Los Angeles, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer last November. He and his wife, Felicia Friesema, turned to social media for solace, support and the space to process their heartbreaking journey. Rachael Myrow/KQED hide caption

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Bad Luck Or Bad Genes? Dealing With BRCA And 'A Cancer In The Family'

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Erbitux is used to treat cancers that start in the head and neck and tumors there that spread from other parts of the body. Because its effectiveness varies, should the price also? Dr. P. Marazzi/Science Source hide caption

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Inside A Doctor's Mind At The End Of His Life

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When Men Get Breast Cancer, They Enter A World Of Pink

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Quite a few employers now offer specialized insurance that pays a lump sum to help cover high deductibles triggered by treatment for serious illnesses. Portra Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Training The Immune System To Fight Cancer Has 19th-Century Roots

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Spaniards Snap Up Holiday Hams, Even After Cancer Warning

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Breast cancer drug Herceptin is one of the medicines that are typically covered by insurers but often at a high out-of-pocket cost for patients. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Prostate Screening Drops Sharply, And So Do Cancer Cases

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