Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Pile of Bodies

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For those us whose treatment has gone well, we often thank our treating physicians.  We might pat ourselves on the back for soldiering through miserable chemotherapy, surgery and/or radiation.  We might thank those lab coated researchers and the unfortunate furry creatures researchers do terrible things to. But we should also thank those that have gone…



Through the Looking Glass… To The Place Where Time Stands Still

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Have you ever noticed how fast time seems to go by lately? I mean, everyone says it. It’s almost as if the world is actually spinning faster. Well, I find this to be especially true for me, especially since I mentioned in my last column that I live my life in six-month increments, from scan…



Greetings from CancerLand: Something Good

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Alysa Cummings is a certified poetry therapist who focuses her energies full-time in support of cancer survivors using writing as a tool for healing.



Do Quitters Never Win?

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Knowing when to stop is an art. When do you know when to push yourself away from the table? When do you know you’ve had enough to drink? When do you decide you’re making enough money, and it’s time to stop climbing the corporate ladder? If you’re being treated for cancer, and things aren’t going…





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