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Monkey On Display

When I was hospitalized after my nephrectomy, I joked I felt like a monkey on display in the circus. Especially when I was in ICU, which was very comfortable for the record as far as these things go, my room “door” was sliding glass doors, so I could see when the doctors and residents were congregating outside my room, discussing my case. 635 more words

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No Guarantees

When I was 19, during the summer between my freshman and sophomore years of college, I took a day trip to New Orleans with a group of friends from high school. 818 more words

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Quite frankly, cancer is just one big game of deception.

Deception is why it took so long for me to be diagnosed. Multiple doctors dismissed the signs and symptoms I did have for years before my diagnosis, because my age deceived them. 567 more words

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It must be my morbid sense of curiosity. Blame it on a girl who decided to be a journalist when she was about 6 years old (until she realized the dark side pays better). 1,231 more words

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Go for new cancer treatments

WHEN it comes to cancer, many healthcare professionals advocate early detection to increase the chances of successful treatment. In reality, this is hardly the case. Although there are no Malaysian-centric statistics, research has shown that almost 50% of cancer patients in Britain are diagnosed late, making treatment less likely to succeed and reducing their chances of survival. 663 more words

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Happy birthday! You have cancer.

I guess my life has never been ordinary, so I should have guessed my health would eventually take an unordinary turn too. I’ve never been one for anything traditional – my career, my city, my marriage, my motherhood path, my education. 329 more words

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Is blood in your urine cause for concern?

Oh, yes!  This was my very first indication that I had kidney cancer.  Here’s part of my story…

From https://cushingsbios.com/2016/05/09/maryo-10-years-cancer-free/

April 28 2006 I picked up my husband for a biopsy and took him to an outpatient surgical center.

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