Grief and Moonshots

If you have any friends in the breast cancer cyber-community, it cannot have escaped your notice that we have lost too many of them lately. One of the latest is Holley Kitchen. She posted a simple but eloquent homemade video on YouTube on June 4, 2015. Like a lightning bolt, it shot some much-needed clarity […]

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Nurse Navigators for Cancer Patients: Do They Help?

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, I felt like I was stepping down an indifferently-lit staircase into the Vast Unknown. At the time, the notion of nurse navigators was relatively new in my locale, and there were as yet none available. I could have used one. There was a dedicated breast health […]

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Our Friend, Vitamin D

Sunlight is not enough. It’s that time of year when I endure my run of doctor visits, lab tests and diagnostic imaging, hoping that once again, NED will be my companion when they’re all done. I just picked up a copy of three pages of lab results, all good, and one of them prompted me […]

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Overwhelmed in Oz: How ‘Healthy’ Is Social Media?

Blogging and tweetchats and spam, oh my! Warning: Before reading any further, you might want to grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. There’s no doubt that the explosion of health-related social media has opened up tremendous possibilities for communication by, about, and among cancer patients. It’s also underscored some tremendous ironies. […]

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