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Vatican Official Condemns Brittany Maynard's Decision To Take Her Own Life, Calls Death With Dignity An 'Absurdity'

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Unfortunately, we can't say we're surprised by this backlash.

Though many people expressed their love and support after Brittany Maynard chose to end her life on November 1st, there are some people who were NOT happy with her decision, like Vatican official, Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula.

[ Brittany Maynard Has Sadly Ended Her Battle With Brain Cancer, Activist & Inspiration To Many Passes Away At Age 29 ]

Brittany, who became a death with dignity advocate after she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, was recently condemned by the official in an interview with an Italian news agency. He called the decision an "absurdity."

Monsignor Ignacio explained:

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Brittany Maynard Says Now Isn't The 'Right Time' To End Her Life In A New Touching Video

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Brittany Maynard isn't ready to leave this Earth just quite yet.

The inspirational, strong, and courageous Brittany recently revealed in an emotional new video that she will not be ending her life on November 1st as previously planned.

Brittany, who suffers from terminal brain cancer and has chosen to take her own life in accordance with Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, explained:

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This College Basketball Player Isn't Letting Her Brain Tumor Keep Her From Living In The Moment And Playing The Game She Loves

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Lauren Hill is making sure she lives every moment like it's her last.

At just 19 years old, Lauren Hill knows all too well that time is precious, and she's making the most of every single second she has left.

It was about a year when the Mount St. Joseph University freshman was feeling a bit off after basketball practice and decided to go see the doctor. That's when they discovered a cancerous tumor in her brain and estimated she only had about 12 months left to live.

However, Lauren has not only managed to stay optimistic throughout the experience, she's also viewing it as an opportunity to teach others to make the most out of every moment we have, because tomorrow is never guaranteed:

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford To Undergo Chemotherapy To Treat Rare And Aggressive Cancer

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has had a rough life lately.

He's dealt with substance abuse problems, seriously negative media portrayals and now something worse than it all:

Cancer.

Rob Ford was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive type of malignant tumor. No matter how he's handled his time in public office, that's so awful!

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News Anchor Takes Moment On Air To Announce He Only Has Months To Live! His Strength Is Incredible!

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Dave Benton is a TV news anchor in Illinois and he's been fighting brain cancer.

Sadly, his doctors told him his brain tumor had grown too large for radiation or surgery: He only has months left to live.

So during a newscast, he broke the news to the viewers he had been with for years, saying he's staying strong and even trying a new treatment.

The treatment isn't about

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Kathy Bates Talks Family Cancer History AND Her Double Mastectomy!

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It's breast cancer awareness month, and we are SO inspired by what we've seen from the month-long reminder so far! Everyone is very focused on getting out a message to those who need to know more about the subject, and we're very happy to hear from Kathy Bates about her struggles with cancer — and how it's a huge part of her family!

In 2003, Kathy had ovarian cancer, which she beat. Last year, they found a tumor in her breast, so she had a double mastectomy. She does what it takes to keep herself healthy and cancer free, even though apparently it runs rampant in her family!

Here's what she said:

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Dr. Drew Reveals He's A Prostate Cancer Survivor!

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Dr. Drew had his prostate removed but now he's cancer-free!!

We can't believe he kept this a secret!

Dr. Drew Pinsky has such an amazing story to tell and we're so happy he's sharing his knowledge with the world.

He helps so many people, so we're glad that there were some seriously brilliant doctors there for him when he needed it.

Dr. Drew just recently revealed that he suffered from prostate cancer and thankfully after a radical robotic prostatectomy earlier this year, he's cancer free!

He said:

"While many of you were celebrating the Fourth of July, I was at home on my couch recovering from a radical robotic prostatectomy. Four hours of surgery had left me in great pain, without an appetite, and in need of help from my college-age son, Jordan, to get up and lie down. But I was cancer-free for the first time in at least two years."

He wrote a personal blog post to tell his story.

Dr. Drew wanted people to hear about it directly from him, not from the media or anyone else.

He also wanted to raise awareness of the disease, saying:

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