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Cancer / Oncology

Angela's Journey
Angela is a bright, attractive young mother with two small children, and terminal breast cancer. This candid, compelling documentary follows Angela as she visits her physician and explores treatment options, while dealing with issues of body image, loneliness, and romance — and trying to pack twenty years of mothering into five.

At My Mother's Breast
The filmmaker's mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother all had breast cancer; she grew up knowing that she might be next. An extraordinary portrait of a family of brave, strong women finding unity in facing a terrifying and tragic genetic legacy.

Beyond the Loss of the Breast
Explores the meaning and impact of metastatic breast cancer through the personal narratives and poetry of the filmmaker and two other women.

The Caregivers
Follows brain cancer patients and the loved ones who care for them as they face painful and frightening medical procedures and their side effects, while trying to balance hope and realism in the face of a discouraging prognosis.

Chasing the Cancer Answer
There are predictions that one in two North Americans in the next generation will be diagnosed with cancer. Wendy Mesley had followed all the rules for healthy living, but she still got sick. In her quest for answers she comes across disturbing clues about the role of environmental contaminants, and asks whether, with our focus on treatment, drugs and the ever-elusive cancer cure, we may be ignoring the importance of prevention

The Chemo Ate My Homework
Kids with cancer are kids first. In between surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy, they want and need to continue with their ordinary lives. A brave, dedicated, and skilled corps of teachers help to give young patients a measure of normalcy. But not all the kids make it, and teachers must develop the strength to cope with grief and carry on.

Claire's Story
Claire is a nurse but, she says, "I've learned some things since I was the patient." When the physician gave her the diagnosis of ovarian cancer, she understood the words, "but I couldn't hear anything he was saying." One in a series of brief, one-character dramas created by two nurse-educators.

Community Voices
A multi-cultural array of patients, clinicians, and other healthcare workers explore the many ways that differences in culture, race and ethnicity affect health and the delivery of healthcare services.

Facing Ovarian Cancer: A Woman's Guide
Ovarian caner is the sixth most common cause of cancer death in women. This ground-breaking program is designed for women who have just been diagnosed with it and includes interviews with leading oncologists, psychologists, nurses and social workers, as well as a wide range of women who are living with ovarian cancer.

Finding Your Way
Adult and adolescent patients learn simple behavioral techniques which help them reduce anxiety and cope with the pain of cancer treatment.

Hold Your Breath
Mohammad Kochi, a devout Muslim immigrant, faces possible death from stomach cancer. His American doctors try to comprehend his faith and respect his viewpoints, but cultural and linguistic confusions complicate his treatment. His story, first summarized in the acclaimed Worlds Apart series, is a powerful argument for the necessity of cultural competence and diversity training.

How Can We Love You?
Focuses on the feelings and experiences of women living with metastatic breast cancer through the stories of two women who traveled across North America performing in a play on the subject.

In The Family
At the age of 27, filmmaker Joanna Rudnick tested positive for the BRCA gene, a familial mutation that drastically increases the odds of getting breast and ovarian cancer. This film documents her journey through the unpredictable world of predictive genetic testing and the choices she must make.

Look For Me Here
The final days in the life of a woman with metastatic cancer, who has chosen to forego further treatment, and to face death with friends and hospice care at home.

Making Every Moment Count
Addresses the complex issues surrounding palliative end-of-life care for children. Psychologist Leora Kuttner profiles five children with life threatening illness, and the families and health professionals who support them.

Not Just a Cancer Patient
Focusing on several articulate teens undergoing treatment, this video helps nurses, physicians, social workers and psychologists understand the needs and feelings of this special population.

Nuestra Salud: Lesbianas Latinas Rompiendo Barreras
A six-part Spanish-language series promoting preventive care and wellness for Latina lesbians. Individual programs deal with mental health, addiction, preventive care, breast self-examination, safer sex and STD's, and domestic violence. English subtitles.

Nuestras Mas Fuertes Partidarias
(Our Own Best Advocates) Encourages breast self-examination for women with disabilities, using whatever arm and hand mobility they have, or working with family, partners, or personal care assistants. Dubbed in Spanish.

One in Eight
Janice was 33 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is an irreverent and highly personal look at one woman's fight with a disease that affects one in eight women.

Our Own Best Advocates
Encourages breast self-examination for women with disabilities, using whatever arm and hand mobility they have, or working with family, partners, or personal care assistants.

Outside In
Spanning nine years, Dr. Kasia Clark's story reveals how the human spirit can combine with medicine, complementary therapies, support, athletics, and art to challenge cancer.

Phoenix Dance
Renowned dancer Homer Avila lost his right leg and most of his hip to cancer. Following the creation of a pas de deux choreographed by Alonzo King, Phoenix Dance takes us on a journey of transformation and healing, challenging our expectations of what it means to be "disabled."

Pictures from Camp
At a very special summer camp, a group of child cancer patients, ages 6 to 16, discover that there can still be room in their lives for normal adolescent experiences.

Seventeen Short Films About Breasts
This provocative and often lovely suite of short films explores a range of feelings and concerns women have about their breasts. Together or individually, they offer a wonderful variety of ways to stimulate individual reflection and group discussion.

Surrounded by Waves
A global exploration of the health impacts of electromagnetic waves in our wireless technology.

Tell Them You're Fine
Three fairly young people with cancer confront the day-to-day realities of coping with the impact of the disease, with therapy, and with the attitudes of family, friends and co-workers.

To Live Until I Die
Most Americans die in the hospital, often alone and in pain. These six terminally ill individuals are facing what lies ahead with anger, humor, insight, and honesty — determined to have a "good death."

Tricia's Story
A breast cancer patient confronts difficult moral and spiritual issues as she comes to grips with the fact that her illness is terminal. One in a series of brief, one-character dramas created by two nurse-educators.