Alternatives That Can Help

Posted November 8th, 2010

This blog is later than I had hoped for, but life intervenes, and then I decided to change the topic. I realized recently after a series of “coincidences” (I quote that because anyone who knows me, knows I don’t believe there are any coincidences in the world – everything happens for a reason, you just […]


CancerLand Bookshelf: Songs from a Lead-Lined Room

Posted November 5th, 2010

Memoirs lined up on the CancerLand Bookshelf are often filled with powerful life lessons, painstakingly learned on the long journey to recovery. Last week, almost twelve years to the day after my own cancer diagnosis, I faced up to a daunting challenge that helped me finally make peace with my biggest cancer-related loss to date. […]


The Teddy Bear for Adults

Posted November 2nd, 2010

Our lives are constantly changing. Sometimes that change is at a glacial speed. It’s just another day at the office. The same ‘ol same ‘ol every day. Sometimes that change is lightning fast and will forever impact your life. A lay off, the sudden death of a loved one, maybe a cancer diagnosis. The only […]


Lung Cancer Q&A – Brown Bag Chat

Posted October 20th, 2010

Ask the OncoLink experts your questions about lung cancer. 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. Lung Cancer Q&A Experts include: • Tracey Evans, MD, Medical Oncologist & Assistant Professor at the Abramson Cancer Center • Jared […]


In the Name of Pinkness

Posted October 12th, 2010

I’m at the neighborhood Acme, standing in the produce aisle, reaching for some shiny red MacIntosh apples, when I hear a female voice behind me: Remind all the women in your life to get a mammogram… Startled, I drop the fruit into my shopping cart, look around the store, and try to figure out where […]


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Posted October 8th, 2010

After I had my allogeneic bone marrow transplant (for relapsed Hodgkin’s lymphoma) in 2003, I read that American men, on average, lived to be 77 years old. Those going through such transplants, surviving the procedure and side effects, an


Life After Breast Cancer – Brown Bag Cha

Posted October 4th, 2010

Ask the OncoLink experts your questions about life after breast cancer. Experts will address issues related to: Nutrition, Exercise, Fatigue, Sexuality, dating and relationships, Fear of recurrence, Living with advanced disease and Lymphedema. You can submit questions ahead of time or during the live event. A transcript will be available after the event in case […]


It Touches Everything…

Posted October 1st, 2010

I am always amazed how much the cancer thought process is ever present in my life, sometimes in a good way and sometimes not. Now, I realize this probably sounds ridiculous but it still shocks me each and every time it controls my thoughts. I guess I should explain… When I was going through treatment […]


The Pile of Bodies

Posted September 13th, 2010

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

Posted September 9th, 2010

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 […]