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You’d think with a terminal illness in your life, you would stop fighting with your loved ones. That’s not the case. 276 more words

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Time for Giving Thanks.

‘Tis the season, as they say. The season for giving thanks. Here’s my list for this year:

I’m thankful for the multiple doctors (Vu, Vardiman, Fichtel, and Eyre are the only ones whose names I know) that tended to… 429 more words

Brain Cancer

Make-up is for Self Care. 

The comments section on an interview I was involved with read: “Why doesn’t she just buy less make up to afford nursing for an hour.” I’ve decided to address all the reasons that comment is sexist; how an hour of nursing costs over a thousand dollars when all is said and done with insurance and the agencies, (and I don’t know what job you have where you can afford all your living expenses and to pay people $1k/hour, but good for you, I wish I could do the same because our nurses deserve it); that I shouldn’t have to pay for nursing when my family is suppose to have nursing funds allotted per design of federal funded programs. 402 more words

Childhood Cancer

Parents say baby's inoperable brain tumor shrunk after Pope's kiss in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA —   Her parents are calling it ‘The Miracle on Market.”

One-year-old Gianna Masciantonio has a rare, inoperable brain tumor.  But after a kiss from Pope Francis the little girl has made a quick recovery. 152 more words



Heavy on my heart this morning is my friend Teresa. This past weekend, she lost her daughter to brain cancer.  When something weighs on me, it usually means I need to write. 207 more words



I don’t think anyone can truly imagine the pain of having a close relative suffer from a disease that you can’t cure. You can cut some off. 250 more words

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Two studies examine long-term outcomes in childhood and young adult cancer survivors

JAMA Oncology published two studies and a related editorial focused on long-term outcomes in survivors of childhood or young adult cancer.

In the first study, Kathrine Rugbjerg, PhD, and Jørgen Olsen, MD, DMSc, of the Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, examined the risk for hospitalization up to 34 years after a diagnosis of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. 445 more words