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An Open Letter to Cancer

Dear Cancer,

Four years ago today, you took my father from me. 8 months before that, he was just my dad, a seemingly very healthy 64 year old college professor. 804 more words

17. Chemotherapy - the history, the science and the wild claims

Believe it or not, the very first chemotherapy drug came from mustard gas used in world-war II. The US army employed two pharmacologists to find some use for a surplus of mustard gas after the Geneva Protocol banned its use. 2,140 more words

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Do you feel lucky, punk? 

For anyone dealing with a crisis like this, you need to look at strategies to minimize the fear. Because it’s such a great blow to the life you’re living, it’s crucial that you actively don’t get sucked in the vortex of fear and despair. 955 more words

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It’s National Pink Day. Yes, there is a day to celebrate a color, or perhaps, the history of it. The National Day of Calendar tells us according to surveys in both the United States and Europe the color pink combined with white or pale blue is most commonly associated with femininity, sensitivity, tenderness, childhood and the romantic.   379 more words

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Fear Never Leaves

Mom said something to me that struck a chord. Her words hit me like a freight train headed west.

She was talking about the support group she attends every week and how there is this fourteen year breast cancer surviver who attends as well. 907 more words

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A girl's girl

Chemotherapy starts this Thursday and I am nervous as all hell. All these questions, like what will it feel like? Will I be wiped out from all the drugs and not be able to enjoy my life? 329 more words

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