Monthly Archives: May 2010

Brown Bag Chat: Sun Safety & Skin Cancer Prevention

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Thursday, May 27, 2010, 12:30-1:30PM ET Ask the OncoLink experts your questions about sun safety and skin cancer prevention. You can submit questions ahead of time or during the live event. A transcript will be available after the event in case you miss it. You can submit questions ahead of time or during the live…

The CancerLand Bookshelf: Mom’s Marijuana

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Sometimes the perfect book appears precisely at the moment when you need it the most. (I just love when that happens). Such was the case with Dan Shapiro’s amazing cancer memoir Mom’s Marijuana. I read the book while recuperating from reconstruction surgery that unfortunately stretched into an eight-day hospital stay due to post-operative complications. Unfortunate,…

What Binds Us, Doesn’t Hold Us Together

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I work for a legal aid organization in Philadelphia, the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc., as a staff attorney.  Many of those I help either are being treated for cancer, or have been treated for it in the past. One of the things that has struck me in the two plus years of working…

The CancerLand Bookshelf: My Tree Called Life

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Early May and I’m in the backyard, digging up weeds in the garden. And as I dig around the lilies (still leafing), and the irises (already in bloom: pale yellow, ghostly white and deep purple), I think back five years ago to when this rectangular patch of earth was waist-high in weeds: tall, green exceptionally…