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5 Stages of Grief?

My mother passed last year in September from Colon Cancer, and it has been something that has totally warped my world. We found out in June and she passed in September, in 4 SHORT months I lost one of the most meaningful people in my life. 392 more words


How Where We're Failing at Preventing Cancer

You have to know your enemy in order to defeat it, and in cancer’s case, we know quite a bit about how to keep tumors from growing. 659 more words

The Paradox That is Cancer

When someone tells you that you’re fighting for your life, that’s usually an incentive enough to start following the rules. Usually. I don’t know why I never saw it like that, and I don’t know how to force myself to see it like that, but for some reason, I can’t. 726 more words

Bladder Cancer

How does a cancer virus take over a cell when it replicates?

Viruses infect all life forms and each virus uses a unique approach to hijack its host cell and turn it into a virus replication factory. The virus that fascinates me, Epstein-Barr virus, infects people and causes cancers that are often fatal. 230 more words


"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional."

The Dalai Lama has an applicable wise statement for all possible feelings and conditions. I try to remember this one. “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. 771 more words

Life Of a Funeral Director....

My husband and I recently started a marathon of “Dexter” on Netflix. We’ve really enjoyed watching it. The other day, we were shocked to see that (SPOILER ALERT!!) Dexter’s wife was killed. 381 more words