Apr 15, 2014
I bought a car new at the end of 2009. It now has 105,000 miles on it. Some of those miles were put on during family vacations, but many are medical miles.
Apr 8, 2014
On an early spring day 11 years ago, my good friend Donna and I went to New York to attend a production Encores!, a program that presents the full scores of musicals that are rarely performed anymore.
Apr 1, 2014
Last week when my phone rang and I checked the caller ID, my heart automatically skipped a beat. It was the phone number for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where I had received treatment for leukemia.
Mar 25, 2014
Until recently, I’d never joined a cancer support group, partially because there weren’t any available in my area, but also because a friend of mine had breast cancer. We considered ourselves a private support group.
Mar 18, 2014
I don’t tell people about my cancer history very often, but sometimes it comes up. It did recently, and someone made a very strange comment.
Mar 11, 2014
I once had a very scary cancer nightmare that made me wonder if I’ll ever really feel safe from the disease.
Mar 4, 2014
Inevitably, a mixture of relief and anxiety accompanies the end of cancer treatment, and these mixed emotions can resurface each time your doctor increases the time between appointments.
Feb 25, 2014
The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from a heroin overdose has highlighted issues about the use of prescription painkillers. It’s a topic relevant to cancer patients and survivors, who often must continue to take narcotics for pain long after our treatment has ended.