Baked Apples

Vegetarian Snacks: Baked Apple

Posted February 28th, 2013

Enjoy this simple vegetarian snacks of Baked Apple.

CancerLand Bookshelf: Sound Travels on Water

Posted February 26th, 2013

Book Review: Serendipity: that’s the word that immediately comes to mind when I think about how I happened to connect with Kyle Potvin’s delightful chapbook, Sound Travels on Water.

Why I Became a Radiation Therapist

Ever since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to work helping others.


Resources for Vegetarian Cooking

Posted February 25th, 2013

Looking to become vegetarian or incorporate more meatless meals? The following are books and online resources to help guide you on vegetarian cooking and nutrition.


Posted February 20th, 2013

Before I started chemotherapy for my Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2000, my physician told me the chemo had been formulated such that sterility (which I read was a common male side effect of chemo) wouldn’t be a problem.


Suggestions for Adding Vegetables and Fruits to Your Diet

Suggestions for Adding Vegetables and Fruits to Your Diet

Baked Apples

Nutrition Nugget: Apple Skin

Posted February 19th, 2013

Many people are familiar with the phrase, “an apple-a-day keeps the doctor away.” Recent studies show that the whole apple, skin included, may be helpful in keeping the oncologist away. recommends that a healthy diet should include half a plate-full of fruits and vegetables for each meal. This recommendation includes whole, cut, or pureed […]

Why I Chose Breast Oncology

Posted February 18th, 2013

Like many others, my path into the field of oncology was not a direct one. After making the decision to enter medical school, I chose to pursue a career in surgery followed by a specialization in breast oncology.

I wish u knew

I wish u knew… Dr. Charles Simone

Posted February 15th, 2013

I first met Dr. Charles Simone a few years ago in a basement bar. Back then, he was introduced to me as “Chuck.” Actually, my mother gestured toward him and asked emphatically, “Do you know Chuck?” The stress on his name made me feel like I should know him, but I didn’t. He was friendly–friendly […]


Posted February 14th, 2013

Anniversaries often conjure up happy thoughts- a wedding anniversary, anniversary of quitting smoking, anniversary of starting a new job.  But when cancer is involved, an anniversary of a different kind becomes part of your memory.  I doubt that most people with diabetes can remember the day they were given this news.  But just about every […]