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This morning J and I went to the cancer clinic for 10am so that I could have the usual pre-chemo blood work. You may remember from last week that my treatment was delayed due to low neutrophils (infection fighting cells in the blood). 474 more words



Why are people so insistent that if a person is realistic about a diagnosis it means that they have no hope? Hope can take many forms. 169 more words

Breast Cancer

Kadcyla: the advantages of the FDA-approved antibody-drug conjugate for breast cancer over the other available treatment approaches

(I will upload the accompanying pictures tomorrow. Please do not plagiarize this content. If you want to use some information from here, just cite my name Anindita Roy and the website.) 2,917 more words


A Moment of Time

I am sitting under an awning in my backyard listening to the soft sound of rain falling on canvas. Resting at the edge of my consciousness is an awareness that this time last year I rarely left the house. 152 more words

Breast Cancer

Side effects

Probably on the top of our “things we wish we had known” list are all the things that have come with cancer. I don’t mean the obvious things like the emotional stress that comes with dealing with cancer. 816 more words

How the Light Gets In

These days I am constantly surrounded by people touting philosophies like: “The Power of Positive Thinking”.  A lot of cancer programming, especially for young adults is centered around this rhetoric.   1,830 more words