Nov 18, 2014
First thing last Saturday morning, a tab slid onto my computer screen offering STORIES THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU. The headline read, "Reality Star Diem Brown Dies After Cancer Battle."
Nov 12, 2014
Certain words, although benign in and of themselves, can assume a second, negative meaning to people who have had cancer. The most obvious example is “relapse.”
Nov 4, 2014
Cancer is no laughing matter, of course, but sometimes it helps to try to bring a little humor to your treatment. Personally, I like to give funny or offbeat names to some of the procedures I have to undergo.
Oct 28, 2014
With Breast Cancer Awareness month coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the continued controversy over whether the predominance of the campaign has gone too far in what some critics call the “pink-washing” of America.
Oct 21, 2014
Both as a parent and a health writer, I find myself constantly extolling the benefits of adequate hydration. In fact, for my children, “Drink more water,” comes in second only to “Eat your fruit.”
Oct 14, 2014
I am lucky to have been treated a major cancer center where clinicians take a holistic approach to fighting disease, providing referrals for help with emotional issues and to foster general well-being.
Oct 7, 2014
On a crisp, clear fall day shortly after my first bone marrow transplant, I walked up a small hill to watch my daughter’s soccer game … and cried. I couldn’t believe how much effort it had taken to simply walk up a hill.
Sep 30, 2014
Once, while I was in the hospital receiving chemotherapy with my mother by my side, two volunteers came in to my room and suggested performing a Reiki session on us.