Rodney Warner

Disability, Work & Cancer: A Survivor’s Lessons Learned

Posted November 12th, 2019

Social Security disability (SSD) benefits can provide you and your family an income while you’re unable to work because of cancer or treatment, but there’s a lot of fine print. If you expect to be out of work for at least a year, or your cancer isn’t curable, SSD is worth looking into. It’s a […]


Rodney Warner

I Don’t Mean to Frighten You, But…

Posted June 6th, 2019

Editor’s note: Rodney originally wrote this piece in 2014 – it remains a favorite. Not favorite as in oh that’s uplifting or funny. But in a that’s reality – a look into the mind of a survivor and one most other survivors can relate to all too well. Thanks to Rodney for being vulnerable – it reminds […]


Rodney Warner

Cancer Center Advertising: Doing More Harm Than Good?

Posted July 21st, 2016

You see them everywhere. On TV, in print, on the sides of buses. The ads run on radio and on the internet. They’re ads for cancer centers. They cost a lot of money. Money that’s not spent to develop new cures, control the cost of treatment or improve the quality of hospital food. Someone is […]


Rodney Warner

Cancer Death Rates are Falling and the Healthcare System Doesn’t Deserve All the Credit

Posted July 18th, 2016

The death rates of some of the world’s deadliest disease killers are declining and doctors and researchers are at a loss to fully explain it. As much as we want to pat our doctors and medical researchers on their collective backs for their work it doesn’t completely explain what’s going on, according to an article […]


Rodney Warner

Unemployment Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Posted June 1st, 2016

There are any number of factors that can impact whether a cancer diagnosis will be fatal. Which cancer is involved, its stage, your age, other medical conditions you may have and overall health are just some of the many variables. A recent study shows a new issue to think about: if you recently lost a […]


Rodney Warner

Criticize Your Doctors at Your Own Risk: HIPAA Violations and Online Reviews

Posted May 31st, 2016

Many of us divulge some of the most intimate aspects of our lives on social media. If you do that and understand what you’re doing, that’s your choice to make. Social media and the internet can become a big problem if others are publishing intimate aspects of your life without your permission. This can happen […]


Rodney Warner

The Zika Virus and The Cancer Patient: One More Thing to Worry About

Posted May 17th, 2016

As if you don’t have enough going on…the Zika virus has made the news because of its ability to severely damage the brains of fetuses in pregnant women with the virus. What’s less publicized is the other damage it can do to people with suppressed immune systems, potentially those being treated for cancer or recovering […]


Rodney Warner

Everything Gives You Cancer

Posted April 22nd, 2016

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) may not sound familiar but you’ve heard of their research findings. They’re part of the World Health Organization (WHO) which is part of the United Nations. They’re the ones that recently announced bacon is in the same category of cancer risk as plutonium. One of America’s favorite […]


Rodney Warner

Why Are We So Intent on Killing Ourselves?

Posted April 12th, 2016

As time goes on you might assume that as medical knowledge and treatments progress over time, generally, we would live longer, healthier lives. That’s a false assumption for too many Americans according to two stories in the media based on two different medical studies. For large chunks of White America, especially women, life expectancies are […]


Rodney Warner

Breast Cancer, Denial and the Work Place

Posted March 28th, 2016

People with cancer are often reluctant to disclose their condition to co-workers. They may feel it’s not anyone’s business (it isn’t) or they may fear there may be a negative reaction from management or co-workers. A new study shows after co-workers learn another has breast cancer there are negative repercussions but it’s because how co-workers […]