Groundhog Friends

Posted November 9th, 2012

I’m often asked how to be a friend to someone with cancer. I generally answer this question by encouraging them to be good listeners and to be present for their friend in every sense of the word. The best friends are what I describe as “groundhog friends.” Remember the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray? […]


I wish u knew

I wish u knew… Healthcare Affordability Act

Posted November 8th, 2012

Dr. Vapiwala discusses the Affordable Care Act and access to healthcare.


Why Aren’t They Doing More?

Posted November 7th, 2012

I sometimes get asked various versions of this question: “My father has advanced cancer, but they don’t seem to be treating him very aggressively. Why aren’t they doing surgery to remove the metastases in his lungs and liver?”


I Can Cope: Taking Charge of Money Matters

Session on SSI, disability, public benefits, working with cancer, advanced care planning & estate planning. Intensive session on Medicare and Cancer: What every cancer patient needs to know for open enrollment.