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Precision Medicine

February 9, 2016

If you’re hearing the terms “precision medicine” and/or “personalized medicine” more and more, there is a reason. The future of cancer treatment is being focused on tailoring cancer treatment to the actual genetic makeup of the disease (rather than......Read More

Scanxiety (or, feeling anxious about a follow-up scan)

January 29, 2016

News from Cancerland…yesterday was my PET/CT scan (abdominal/pelvis/chest), where they see if (rather, make sure) no sneaky cancer cells have decided to colonize in my body. (I send daily mental messages to them: you’re not wanted here.) My scanxiety......Read More

Happy New Year

January 19, 2016

Happy new year! These past two months blogging has taken a back seat to…being. The book deadline, the holidays, and life all are moving along merrily. My daughter turned 8 last month and that just shook me to my......Read More

Happy Cancerversary

November 22, 2015

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Live (verb): to be alive; to continue to be alive. Tomorrow I reach my third year “cancerversary;” or, the third year since I was diagnosed. I can never remember if you’re supposed to acknowledge the day you......Read More

Story 4

November 20, 2013

November 2013 Week 6, Radiation Therapy Hi everyone… Report from your favorite crispy cancer patient. Week 6 has started and I am definitely getting charred; today Dr. Halberg gave me a day off before the next 2 to 3......Read More

Story 3

October 28, 2013

Hello! Radiation Grrl here, with a report from the nuclear science world. I am halfway through Week 3 of radiation and I’m simply…glowing. Literally. My chest looks like it’s been attacked by a pack of roving fire ants (it’s......Read More

Story 2

February 24, 2013

Hi everyone, I wrote this last week before my trip to LA to City of Hope; we leave again this Tuesday afternoon. Thinking white blood cell count thoughts. Lesley is with me and I’m so glad; it’s so......Read More

Story 1

December 4, 2012

Hi friends, I wrote an update for the other “Lotsa Helping Hands” website but I thought you–-my good friends–could handle another update, more personal and raw. Please forgive typos; I feel like my editing skills have taken a hit......Read More