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Barbie Girl Scouts hits stores & people are NOT happy!

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Barbie can't ever catch a break and until the popular doll's body starts looking a little more realistic, parents will continue to criticize her manufacturer. The latest controversy comes after a partnership between Mattel and Girl Scouts of the USA was announced and consumer groups cried foul, saying Barbie is not a good role model for children.

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Consuelo Duval llora desconsolada por terrible enfermedad de su padre

Si hay algo que hace flaquear hasta al más fuerte, es ver a alguno de los padres enfermos. Una dura del espectáculo mexicano y mujer de fortaleza espiritiual rompió en llanto frente a varios periodistas, al ser cuestionada sobre el estado actual de salud de su papá.

Les hablo de la gran Consuelo Duval, la actriz y comediante quien está atravesando los momentos más amargos, luego de que a su padre José Antonio Dussauge, de 76 años se le diagnosticara un cáncer invasivo, que ha ido en deterioro de su bienestar físico y emocional.

El señor sigue recibiendo radiaciones para combatir el tumor que se aloja en su garganta, luego de llevar durante años la cruz del cáncer de próstata. Como le sucede a muchos enfermos de esta afección, José Antonio, está desanimado y con ganas de desfallecer ¡Algo que la actriz no piensa permitir por nada del mundo!

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SEE: Latina bride with stage 4 cancer gets married, everyone cries

Love knows no bounds, not even when there's a life-threatening disease trying to hold you back. On Saturday, a woman received her wish to marry her long-time boyfriend despite the fact that she's currently battling stage 4 colon cancer. Alma Fragoso of Pomona, California married Juan Franco at a ceremony paid for by the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. We're sure there wasn't a dry eye around the blissful bride and groom.

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Teen with ovarian cancer refuses treatment so she can be a mom

An 18-year-old who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer has decided not to have her ovaries removed. Beckii Handy, a teenage girl from the United Kingdom, is one of the youngest women ever to be diagnosed with this type of cancer. It's normally found in women over 50. She was told she was going to have to have a hysterectomy done and her ovaries removed. But she refused!

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Mom disfigured by cancer misdiagnosis will get a whole new face

Lessy Kotelevskaya has been through a lot. The 30-year-old mom to 7-year-old boy was left disfigured by strong radiation therapy that was used to treat a supposedly cancerous tumor found in her cheek in her native Ukraine. That is until she got a second opinion and discovered that she never actually had cancer. Can you believe that? Now she's scheduled to have plastic surgery to reconstruct her entire face. Kotelevskaya is getting a procedure that would normally cost millions of dollars for free--and all thanks to a surgeon at the University of Louisville Hospital in Kentucky.

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Le sacaron tumor del tamaño de un niño de 7 años que la estaba matando (IMAGENES GRAFICAS)

¿Te imaginas ir por la vida cargando a un niño de 7 años abrazado a tu barriga? Esa sensación, pero mucho más desagradable, fue la que sentía Marcey Di Caro, desde 2011, pues en vez de un muchachito, lo que tenía era un monstruoso tumor.

Ahora, ponte en el lugar de la pobre mujer que no tenía dinero para operarse, a pesar de que su vida corría un grave riesgo.  Afortunadamente, la señora tuvo el acierto de inscribirse en el programa de salud conocido como Obamacare y deja que vas la foto de la masa que le sacaron. Todavía me parece increíble.

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Niña deja asombroso tesoro a su familia después de morir de cáncer

Cuando parecía que todo había acabado en la triste historia de Athena Orchard, una niñita quien murió de cáncer el pasado miércoles, los familiares se llevaron la gran sorpresa de sus vidas.

La jovencita había dejado una serie de mensajes positivos y muy alentadores escritos detrás de un espejo, sin que nadie en lo absoluto lo supiera. Ni tan solo habían sospechas de que la pequeña escribía mientras se encontraba enfermita, en un lugar que no estaba a la vista.

Parece como si hubiera tenido la premonición de que hallarían las más de 3,000 palabras que dejó impresas con marcador negro, cuando removieran sus cosas de la habitación.

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Mother-to-be is giving up her eye to save her unborn child

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To say that I am in awe of the courage and strength displayed by Chantal Gauthier-Vaillancourt of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada is an understatement. Gauthier-Vaillancourt is a well know and respected midwife who has helped deliver about 300 babies and now she is expecting a baby of her own, her first. Gauthier-Vaillancourt waited for years to have a child because in 2009 she was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma in her right eye that could spread to the liver and bones. She chose to treat it with natural therapies and radiation. She went into remission for five years, then she and her husband found out the were expecting. Unfortunately, the cancer came back.

Now, it is very likey that Gauthier-Vaillancourt will pass the cancer on to her child, so instead she is going to have her eye removed to protect her baby. Tell me that's not love.

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Otra famosa cae en las garras del cáncer de seno

Aunque estas noticias no son las más agradables de dar a conocer, hay que hacerlo porque de alguna manera debemos concientizarnos para ser fieles a la medicina preventiva.

Se une a la desafortunada lista de mujeres con cáncer, una famosa más, la cantante española Bimba Bosé que se encuentra en pleno tratamiento de quimioterapia.

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6 Things every Latina should know about sunscreen

There's was a time when I (and every other Latina out there) never thought twice about skin cancer. For me melanoma was just one of those scary diseases doctors and teachers would warn you about, but not something that would ever actually affect me. After all, I'm brown! But these days more and more of us are realizing that just because you have medium or dark skin, doesn't make you're less susceptible to skin cancer. In fact, according to Dr. Maria Patricia Rivas, Hispanic board certified dermatologist for Lubriderm, the percentages in melanoma among Latinas have definitely increased because of lack of sun care. Scary thing is there's a lot more to skin cancer than a lot of us even know!

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