Yearly Archives: 2011

Why Am I Poisoning Myself?

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It’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas, but in a couple weeks the New Year, 2012, will be upon us. With the new year, comes resolutions, kept and broken.

When to Hold a Hand, When to Kick an Ass

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As an attorney, I worked with cancer survivors. I tried to make their lives easier, so they could focus on recovery and treatment. It could mean talking about planning issues, advanced medical directives, employment problems or family issues. I had a client in her 30’s with stage three breast cancer. She was the single mother of a young daughter. The father was less than reliable and never let the truth interfere with his relationships with women (at one point he lied to his fiancée (not my client) and denied he had a daughter).

CancerLand Bookshelf: When My World Was Very Small: a memoir of family, food, cancer and my couch

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How’s it going?” I ask the teenager sitting across from me. I choose my words carefully before speaking them aloud. Consciously avoid saying how are you? Or worse, how are you feeling?

Brown Bag Web Chat: Interpreting Test Results

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Date: January 24, 2012 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST Do you hear your test results- like radiology tests, biopsies and tumor markers – and wonder, what does that mean? Join our nurses for an educational webchat on interpreting test results and become an active participant in your care! Our experts will address your questions…