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I Would've Been Denied a Life-Saving Cancer Surgery Had I Been Pregnant

My mother and I sat in the tiny waiting room. I sat, she paced the aisle between the row of uncomfortable chairs. In a few hours I would have a life-saving surgery. 1,876 more words


Diane M. Radford, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

Occupation: surgeon, oncologist
Born: Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, November 14, 1957
BSc with honors, Glasgow University, 1978
MBChB, Glasgow University, 1981
MD, Glasgow University, 1991… 417 more words

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"Everybody Poos..."

but not every body poos in the same way…

This is probably my hardest post to write so far…but it might also be my most important… 919 more words


Alan R. Shons, MD

Occupation: plastic surgeon, surgical oncologist, educator
Born: Freeport, Illinois, January 10, 1938
AB, Dartmouth College, 1960
MD, Case Western Reserve University, 1965
PhD in Surgery, University Minnesota, 1976… 986 more words

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A Day in the Life of - 1 week post surgery

Whilst recovering in hospital from my operation I kept myself busy by keeping a note of what was happening each day. This enabled me to record my progress and for my confidence to grow in my ability and recovery. 322 more words


Treat or monitor early prostate cancer? Same 10-yr survival rate, study finds

LONDON – Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds a major study that directly tested and compared these options. 807 more words


My Cancer Journey. Part 3: Pathology Report

Day 11 Saturday

3 days post surgery. Today I awoke with an appetite and a tiny bit of energy, so I made omelettes. I had two bites and couldn’t eat it. 1,021 more words