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Facing Mortality

Please welcome first-time contributor Alyson Vega, a fiber artist from New York City who taught herself to sew and quilt at a young age. Alyson suffered from depression her entire life, but found that teaching helped keep her illness under control. 232 more words


Why we should exercise scepticism about claims that parabens cause cancer

Thanks to their antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and their simple chemical structures, parabens are widely used as preservatives in deodorants, moisturisers, topical pharmaceuticals, and food. Recently, the European Commission banned five parabens from use in cosmetics, among rising concerns about their involvement in diseases such as cancer. 987 more words


Compare and Contrast

I know I already posted the pic of my x-ray from last week, but I didn’t realize just how much things had progressed until yesterday when my PT and I compared it with some of the old x-rays I had on my phone. 242 more words

New Chapter

Change of Heart

Before surgery, and before she was done with chemo, mom went to Portland to have her cancer restaged. Apparently, the test results showed one of her tumors had completely disappeared. 829 more words

Laurie Bigham

Raison D'être

I was a tumor … or so I’ve been told.

A chance meeting with one of my neighbors today revealed this to me. He knew my dad when I was born, and that’s what my dad had told him when my mom was taken to the hospital the night of my birth. 275 more words