Dear Diary, I’m sick & tired of this cancer…

As a kid growing up in the 70’s & 80’s, I kept a diary- a place where I could express my most private thoughts. Good thoughts, bad thoughts, random thoughts. You name it, I wrote about it. I even remember the secret hiding place where I kept my diary- you...

Kick Cancer Overboard…

Imagine this…  A cruise ship filled with cancer fighters and survivors, their friends, family and supporters – all together celebrating life in a place where those touched by cancer can take a break for a few days… where the most important question is not how to pay for the next...


Cancer Survival Tips

I LOVE this article written by Scott Seaman, survivor of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and co-founder of the Chicago Chapter of the Lymphoma Research Foundation.  With his permission, I am re-posting it on CancerHAWK as it’s great advice for anyone battling cancer.  So without further ado, Scott’s tips on surviving cancer…. “Through investment...


got Sarcoma? get Answers here…

    Support for Sarcoma Patients The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative is an amazing organization whose mission is to support people with sarcoma, a very rare cancer type.  (Candidly, until Alan was diagnosed with pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma in 2009, we had never even heard of the word “sarcoma” before.) They have...


Sharsheret = Supporting Jewish Women with Breast & Ovarian Cancer

Support for Jewish Women with Breast Cancer If you are Jewish and facing either breast cancer or ovarian cancer, check out Sharsheret– an amazing national organization dedicated to helping Jewish people navigate their way through these diseases.  Whether you are newly diagnosed or living with metastatic disease or simply want...


Finding the BEST Dr. You Can for Mesothelioma

  Mesothelioma is a very rare type of cancer, representing about 0.3% of all diagnosed cancers annually.  And there is no known cure.  Because of this, The Mesothelioma Center strongly urges people diagnosed with mesothelioma to find a specialist to treat it as doctors trained in asbestos-related diseases typically provide the highest...


got Mesothelioma? get answers from asbestos.com

I just learned of an amazing, one-stop shop resource for anyone affected by mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare and highly aggressive form of cancer that affects the mesothelium- the thin, protective membrane that covers the lungs, heart and other internal body organs. Typically, mesothelioma is a caused by exposure to...


WTF is an Oncology Nurse Navigator?

Anyone touched by cancer knows first hand how challenging the journey can be. Looking back at our cancer journeys, I realize the first one was easy with no complications…. albeit, Alan had to endure one major surgery but that was it. The second cancer diagnosis however brought about a complex...


For Anyone Touched by Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

This is an AMAZING resource for anyone touched by Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia or CML.   Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)… Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) is referred to by a variety of names, such as chronic granulocytic, chronic myelocytic, or chronic myeloid leukemia. CML results from a change (mutation) to the DNA of a...




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