WTF is CancerHAWK?

Exactly one year and 210 posts ago today, I launched CancerHAWK.  (BTW today is also the 17 year anniversary of my first date with Alan, a day we always celebrated & treasured.)   WTF is CancerHAWK?  Well, according to one of my twitter followers and I quote… CancerHAWK is “Just...

Advice on How to Live Life

  Readers of CancerHAWK have told me that this particular post- written by Regina Brett– is one of their favorites. In honor of the Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, I think it’s fitting to re-post this one…it’s a winner and I still read it every single morning as I’m getting dressed.  It gives...


10 Things I Learned from People Who Survive Cancer

The post below was written by Lissa Rankin, MD and founder of OwningPink.com, an online community of people committed to healing, connecting & thriving.  The goal… living the most vital life imaginable.  I LOVED what she wrote (great advice… truly!) so I got permission to re-post it here on CancerHAWK.  Like...


The Faces of Sarcoma

  My friend Jim always shares the BEST information with me… in fact, he regularly sends me info that I write about in CancerHAWK.  (Thank you Jim, you are amazing!) Jim also lost a dear friend to sarcoma which is what led him to co-found Champions Oncology (along with my...


The Day I Found Out

I will never forget the day we found out that Alan had a cancer… both back in March of 2000 and again in the summer of 2009.  These were two of the scariest days of our lives.  Our hearts literally stopped beating as a million thoughts ran through our minds....

Makin’ Lemonade (my 100th post)

Today is July 12, 2011… and it’s the one year anniversary of the day I lost the love of my life, Alan Craig Stoller, 47 years young to cancer… to pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma to be exact.  And oddly enough, today is also the 100th post of CancerHawk.  Weird, right?!  I did...


Words of Wisdom to Love By

  Like most people, I get lots of junk mail & silly chain letters sent to me daily. And to be honest, I don’t usually read them… I just hit the delete button without even opening the email.  For some reason though, I read the one below. (Thank you to...


Another Sarcoma Story

For those of you who have been reading CancerHAWK for a while, you know that Alan had a very rare cancer called pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma. Sarcomas in general are unbelievably rare.  And obviously I have a special place in my heart for anything sarcoma related.  According to the American Cancer Society,...

Some of Our Favorite Sayings That Helped Us Get Through the Day

“No one is guaranteed a tomorrow… not me, not you, not the person with cancer.”  Alan Stoller “I never give up, I never stop trying.”  Aaron Ghais “Worry once.”  Norm Brodsky “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” William James “I believe that if life gives you...




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