Congratulations! You’ve got cancer!

Posted January 22nd, 2010

Congratulations! You’ve got cancer! It came as a surprise to me. My family members have a long and colorful history of heart attacks and strokes taking them out. Cancer just wasn’t on my radar screen, especially at age 34 (shortly before my diagnosis, a radiologist told me I was too young to have cancer). If […]


I Loved Christmas…Until Cancer Came Along

Posted December 10th, 2009

I loved Christmas. What boy didn’t? Especially a greedy little urchin like me, who measured Christmases by the size of the pile of gifts I’d get, and whether or not I got all the G.I. Joe paraphernalia I asked for. It wasn’t a spiritually uplifting, get together with loved ones, Jesus our savior is born […]


My Own Worst Enemy

Posted November 8th, 2009

By: Tracey Coyle I started smoking when I was a preteen. The older girls in the neighborhood were sneaking around with a brown paper bag and my “trouble radar” knew to follow them. By the time I was 13 I was buying my own packs and by high school I was smoking in my parent’s […]


Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Posted September 27th, 2009

Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc. I’m often asked, “Do I need to tell my employer I have cancer?” Not to sound like a lawyer, but, the answer is yes and no. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a job applicant’s health is not something that should be discussed. A prospective employer should not ask […]