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August 29th, 2014
09:56 PM ET

American Journey: HopeCam

It is a side-effect of cancer that is often overlooked: social isolation. It wasn't ignored by Len Forkas when his son Matt was battling leukemia at the age of nine. To help him fight the loneliness, he used a web cam to reconnect his son to his friends at school. Today, both Len and Matt are using their charity HopeCam to help kids fighting cancer stay connected. Randi Kaye has their story.

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February 11th, 2014
10:20 PM ET

Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Tom Brokaw's cancer battle

Veteran NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw has revealed that he has cancer. He was diagnosed in August and says his doctors are encouraged with his progress. Brokaw is battling multiple myeloma which mainly affects blood cells in the bone marrow. Anderson discussed today's news with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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January 24th, 2014
09:56 PM ET

American Journey: Teacher's inspiring final journey

What would you do if you found out you had a terminal illness? How would you spend your remaining days? For one high school English teacher, the answer was to set off on a quest that ended up being even more gratifying than he ever expected.Tom Foreman has the story of his American Journey.

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December 4th, 2013
10:30 PM ET

The "Roar" heard round the world: Remembering Olivia Wise

Sixteen years is not a long life, but it was time enough for Olivia Wise to inspire millions of people. She died last week after battling brain cancer. But while she was fighting the disease she recorded a cover of Katy Perry's "Roar." It became a viral hit on the internet, and people around the world learned about Olivia's story. For the first time, Olivia's mother and sister sat down with Anderson to talk about the Olivia only they knew.
You can help the Liv Wise fund reach its goal of raising $250,000 to help children fighting cancer.
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December 4th, 2013
08:37 PM ET

Donate to The Liv Wise Fund

You can help the Liv Wise fund reach its goal of raising $250,000 to help children fighting cancer.

Click here to donate

Olivia Wise

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October 9th, 2013
12:51 AM ET

Web Exclusive: The shutdown is a matter of life and death for Michelle Langbehn

Michelle Langbehn is a young mother with a young daughter and she is battling a rare aggressive form of cancer. Last time she spoke to Anderson, Michelle discussed her struggle to get an experimental drug through the National Institutes of Health during the shutdown. Tonight, she says her condition has worsened, and she is attempting to get potentially life-saving drugs through other government agencies, but they are also closed due to the shutdown.

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October 3rd, 2013
01:20 AM ET

Shutdown is a matter of life & death for some cancer patients

Michelle Langbehn is a young mother who is battling a rare form of cancer. She was diagnosed shortly after she gave birth, but now the cancer has spread. She was in the process of enrolling in a clinical trial when the government shutdown on Tuesday. Now that trial is on hold. Michelle told Anderson she wants people to know the shutdown is "not just about the national parks, its about people in need."

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September 26th, 2013
12:14 AM ET

Dr. Drew reveals cancer surgery

More than 200,000 men in the U.S. are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Just yesterday, Dr. Drew Pinsky revealed he is in that group. He underwent surgery last July to remove the tumor. He joined the AC360 Panel to discuss it.
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June 13th, 2013
11:35 AM ET

Tonight on AC360: The 50 worst charities

Editor's note: Watch Drew Griffin's report on several cancer charities that have raised millions of dollars. He investigates how that money is being used. Tune in to AC360° at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.

For more than a year, my colleague, producer David Fitzpatrick, and I have been crisscrossing the country exposing corrupt charities. We’ve found there is no shortage of greedy scam artists who will ask for your heartfelt donations, only to squander your money or keep it as their own.

We’ve had doors slammed in our face by so-called veterans’ charities. They raise money in the name of our country’s military heroes; yet in some cases, hardly any money reaches veterans in need.

We’ve exposed the gifts in kind trick, where well-intentioned people give donations to a charity group, and then the organization sends leftover junk, hand-me-downs or giveaways to the needy. They pretend it’s somehow proof of their “charitable work.”

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May 14th, 2013
11:20 PM ET

Angelina Jolie reveals double mastectomy

In an op-ed in the New York Times, world famous actress and activist Angelina Jolie announced her decision to remove her breasts to prevent cancer. Through a blood test, doctors found she carries the BRCA1 gene, which increases her risk of getting ovarian cancer and breast cancer.

She writes, "Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could." After three months of private medical procedures, Jolie decided to reveal what she went through to encourage other women facing a similar dilemma. She recognizes it's not an easy decision to make.

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