Finding Meaning in Your Cancer Journey

Posted January 30th, 2013

At first glance, many people who have never had cancer would think this sounded ridiculous. What meaning could there possibly be in a disease that takes so much?

Too Little and Too Much Cancer Treatment

Posted January 29th, 2013

Although I firmly believe that everyone should be in control of their own treatment decisions, I have observed that some people seem to seek too little treatment when they are first diagnosed and other people seek too much treatment at the end of their lives.

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I wish u knew… Skin cancer 101

Posted January 28th, 2013

Dr. Miller discusses the need to change the perception that having tan skin makes you look healthy and the need for public health to address skin cancer.

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I wish u knew… The “C” word – why it’s so scary and how can you cope?

Posted January 24th, 2013

Radiation Oncologist and cancer survivor, Keith Cengel, MD, discusses why cancer instills such fear and how he encourages survivors to cope with the fear of recurrence.

Lance Armstrong and His Legacy

Posted January 23rd, 2013

I know the good the foundation does because I had a job that it funded for two years, in 2008 and 2009.

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I wish u knew…Cancer Research & Genetics

Posted January 21st, 2013

Dr. Peter O’Dwyer is a dapper Dubliner who talks a straight game. He didn’t skip a beat when I asked him to share what he wishes people knew more about.

CancerLand Bookshelf: L is for Lion: an Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir

Posted January 11th, 2013

L is for Lion is one big, beautifully written book, filled with colorful stories about many different things: Italian families, life in the Bronx, lesbianism and treatment for cancer.

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I wish u knew… Getting through cancer treatment: tips from an oncology nurse

Posted January 9th, 2013

Marianna provides tips for people starting cancer treatments and talks about the cancer experience.

I Survived to See Another Christmas. Isn’t That Amazing?

It was late Friday afternoon. It was shortly before the end of the day and the start of the Christmas holiday. The hours flowed by like frozen maple syrup. It was finally the end of the day, and the end of the work week, the start of the long weekend.

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I wish u knew… Caring for people with advanced lung cancer

Posted January 7th, 2013

Ms. Sherry discusses how the experience of caring for patients with advanced lung cancer has changed her life.