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Summer tv show

This summer I’m watching Metastasis, which is the Columbian remake of Breaking Bad. OMG is it so good! As it turns out, I don’t speak a lick of Spanish, so I have the English subtitles turned on — like the professional drug lord tv show addict I am. 9 more words


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I have been reading through my previous posts looking to find a way to talk about things I don’t want to talk about (yes, it should sound like I’m 4). 1,060 more words

New gene discovered that stops the spread of deadly cancer.

Scientists at the Salk Institute have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body, indicating a new way to fight one of the world’s deadliest cancers. 745 more words


What makes a cancer a cancer? The hallmarks of cancer.

Cancer – the ‘C word’ in far too many of our lives. Wherever you are, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to avoid the news reports and personal stories about people fighting against cancer. 1,206 more words

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Vasectomy and prostate cancer -- the debate evolves

As regular readers will be well aware, the question of whether there is a real cause and effect association between having a vasectomy and the later risk for diagnosis of prostate cancer is controversial and unanswered in any absolute sense. 444 more words


Stage IV Uncertainty

Today, my dad starts chemotherapy.

Three weeks ago, he was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic pancreatic cancer. The days that have followed since then have been filled with uncertainty – how far has the cancer spread, how difficult will the treatment be, how will my dad hold up, given his health history.   301 more words

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