Aug 26, 2014
“Miracle cures” seem to be everywhere these days, promising remedies for everything from arthritis to diabetes to, yes, cancer. But beware of anything that is promoted as a panacea.
Aug 19, 2014
Recently, when a nursing student interviewed me about my experiences with the healthcare system, my greatest resource was a 5 x 7-inch blue spiral notebook my sister gave me when I was first diagnosed with leukemia 11 years ago.
Aug 12, 2014
One year ago this week, I was pacing around my kitchen, crying from some of the worst pain that I could ever remember. And considering what I’ve experienced in the past, that’s saying a lot.
Aug 5, 2014
Some cancer survivors who were very active before treatment have trouble accepting their limitations after their treatment is finished. Trust me, I’m one of them.
Jul 29, 2014
I sometimes look at my hands a bit too closely, focusing on what I don’t like. I’ve been told that no one even notices the blemishes that I see, because no one else scrutinizes my hands like I do.
Jul 29, 2014
Actor Michael Douglas, diagnosed with advanced throat cancer in 2010, told a group of doctors that treatment for his condition has been grueling, but that he has worked to keep his spirits high.
Jul 22, 2014
In the process of destroying cancer cells, chemotherapy affects other fast-growing cells as well, such as those in the mucous membranes of your throat and mouth, causing extreme pain and making it difficult to speak.
Jul 15, 2014
There’s an old Jewish folk saying that’s close to my heart. It goes: “Don't worry about tomorrow; who knows what will befall you today?"