Dec 15, 2014
In the iconic graduation party scene in the 1967 movie "The Graduate," a wealthy businessman takes aside the recent college graduate played by Dustin Hoffman and says he has just one word for him: "Plastics." He continues, "There's a great future in plastics. Think about...
Dec 9, 2014
Because I live 90 miles from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in Boston, I bundle as many appointments together as possible, spending the night either with my sister or a friend, alternating so that I don’t wear out my welcome.
Dec 2, 2014
The CDC calls tobacco "the single most preventable cause of disease, disability and death in the United States," noting that 443,000 people die from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke each year.
Nov 25, 2014
“Dating is hard and scary even before you had cancer, and all of those fears are probably still there after the cancer."
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.