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A Very Public Thank You to My Workplace

When you are first diagnosed with cancer, many things stream through your mind at light speed.  Being there for your kids, impending major changes to lifestyle and life plans, and right up there in that top tier of thoughts are worries about your employment and workplace. 983 more words

Stage IV

Top News: #BreastCancer

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Do You Need Extra Screening For Breast Cancer? The Picture Is Blurry:

Mammography can prevent deaths from breast cancer, but it’s not a perfect test. 462 more words

Breast Cancer

Chemo in the Fast Lane

This is a lengthy science post I have been debating whether to write for over a year.  Many fellow patients have been asking me to write it but I have hesitated.   3,540 more words

Stage IV

Top News: #HearingLoss

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Antibiotic gel crosses eardrum to treat middle ear infections:

Ralph Holme, head of biomedical research at charity Action on Hearing Loss, says that persistent middle ear infections in children can lead to hearing loss, often at a crucial time of development when they are learning to speak. 455 more words


Top News: #Leukemia

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For high-risk leukemia patients, umbilical cord blood transplant associated with lower risk of relapse:

The study found that such transplants may have advantages beyond offering an alternative stem cell source for patients without a traditional donor match — they seem to perform better against leukemia and the related bone marrow disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome, in patients at high risk of relapse after transplant: … 356 more words


Top News: #Pregnancy

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Are DEET insect repellents safe to use during pregnancy?:

Vogel said she understands the fear pregnant women may have about using chemicals to try to prevent he mosquito bites that spread Zika, but she says the repellents are “safe for use by all populations, including pregnant women: … 288 more words


Dancing to the Stars

“Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!”

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