Rodney Warner

Your Taxpayer Dollar Not Helping Cancer Patients (But Helping the Defense Industry)

Posted February 4th, 2016

It’s election time once again and I’m not sure there’s a Republican Presidential candidate who doesn’t want to spend more money on defense. Spending in the federal budget is an indication of the administration’s priorities. To put things into perspective this year’s budget for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is slightly over $5 billion. This […]

Fern Nibauer-Cohen

The Art of Healing

Posted February 1st, 2016

Close your eyes for a moment and think about a piece of art that calms your mind. Maybe it’s a classic impressionist painting or perhaps it’s a black and white photograph that evokes a pleasant memory. Art takes on many forms and can be extremely therapeutic for cancer patients and their caregivers to engage in […]

Rodney Warner

You May Not Be Getting the Chemo You Need and Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About It

Many chemo drugs are being rationed and some of those who need them aren’t getting them. Some of the doctors aren’t telling their patients about the problem, according to a recent article in the New York Times. Welcome to the “ignorance is bliss” world of modern medicine. The article discusses the shortages of many types of […]

Bob Riter

Take the right person with you to medical appointments

Posted January 29th, 2016

In a recent article, I encouraged people with cancer to take someone with them when they went to important medical appointments. When you hear the words, “You have cancer,” you tend to have trouble remembering anything else. Today, I want to suggest who to take with you on those appointments. Take someone who listens more […]

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