Jan 13, 2015
Cancer dreams can tell us a lot , and not just the nightmares that play on our worst fears, but also those that have surprisingly comforting messages.
Jan 6, 2015
A study published last week in the journal Science showed that two-thirds of all cancers types can be attributed to chance genetic mutations rather than specific risk factors.
Dec 30, 2014
I take pills to address certain problems that arise from having lived through leukemia. And then I take more pills to address the problems created by those pills.
Dec 23, 2014
According to the popular holiday song, this is supposed to be the happiest time of the year. But for many people, that’s just not true , and the expectation that everyone should be happy can make things even worse.
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."