Copyright © 2006 Richard Harvey
Last Modified: December 12, 2007
My name is Richard Harvey. In April of 2005, I was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer called Xanthoastrocytoma in my right temporal lobe. My medical treatments have included brain surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. I have also worked with an acupuncturist/Chinese medicine doctor. Much of my time and thought process since my initial diagnosis has been focused on living each day to the fullest and focusing on the positive outcomes I want in my healing and my life. Through the course of my continuing treatments, my residual tumor area has continued to shrink.
Recently I have been enjoying creative writing and participating in a Wellness Community survivor group and a Simonton-based support group/class called Beat the Odds. I recommend these types of support groups to anyone who is surviving after a cancer diagnosis or supporting a survivor.
Words of advice: Never give up! Ask and you might just get what you want. To loosely quote Mark Twain; "There are three kinds of lies. Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics." Miracles happen every day.
These are some of the poems I have written on my journey...
Richard's complete poetry collection is available in a book entitled "Lemons to Lemonade." It can be purchased at this site: www.lemons-to-lemonade.com
Oct 12, 2010 - For phase III trials supporting supplemental drug applications, a more focused adverse event data collection strategy can effectively identify significant events, reduce the collection of unnecessary information, and decrease the burden of these large clinical trials, according to research published online Oct. 4 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.