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2/3 OF ALL CANCERS ARE UNAVOIDABLE

New study finds 2/3 of all cancer are unavoidable even with a healthy lifestyle Continue reading

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CANCER PATIENTS SUFFER FROM POOR PAIN CONTROL

According to a new study in The Journal of Clinical Oncology, http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/20/poor-pain-control-for-cancer-patients/ a recent survey of over 3000 cancer patients found that one-third felt that they needed more painkillers to fully treat their symptoms. One month later, when these patients were … Continue reading

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HOW LONG DO I HAVE, DOCTOR?

When therapy is available, physicians will blithely ignore prognosis. Continue reading

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THE INTREPID WIDOW

Just a short note to let you know that I’ve started a new companion blog to this one, called Shedding Light on the Widow’s Journey. http://sheddinglightonthewidowsjourney.wordpress.com My goal is to fill it with the many  things I’ve learned about living … Continue reading

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ATTENTION CANCER PATIENTS WITH SWOLLEN LEGS

If you are a cancer patient who has been diagnosed with a blood clot and you now have a very swollen leg/legs that your doctor cannot explain, please read on– our experience may illuminate your own. Continue reading

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The simplest tool in my cancer comfort kit often gave the most profound results

My two most invaluable tools for pain control and comfort when I was caring for John at home were never mentioned by any of John’s doctors or nurses. Both were ultra low-tech and completely unrelated to drugs. The first I have … Continue reading

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GRIEF, TWO YEARS LATER

My life symbolized in a mask, the unimaginable gift of how that grief has shaped me into a stronger, more resilient, deeper human being. Continue reading

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