10 Ways to Prevent Medical Errors

Shit happens everywhere and hospitals are no different than anywhere else.  After all, to err is human.  But when mistakes happen at hospitals, a patient’s life can be endangered.  According to a report published by the Institute of Medicine, deadly & avoidable mistakes are made in 1/3 of hospital stays....

Doorway to New Opportunities for Women

If you’re both a woman and a cancer survivor (of any type), check out Pink Door, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping female cancer survivors begin a new life after cancer.  First priority is given to women throughout the Greater Houston area, surrounding counties and within Texas. Financial Assistance Program My...


FREE Blankets for Cancer Patients

  My daughter has been thinking about the different mitzvah (good deed) projects she can take on in honor of her upcoming bat mitzvah.  It’s no surprise that she wants to do something to bring to comfort to cancer patients.  And then the idea hit us…  how about making cozy, fun,...


FREE Headwrap or Scarf for Cancer Patients

Good Wishes provides one FREE head covering to women experiencing thinning or loss of hair as a result of illness or treatment.  Amazing, right?! Laura Erickson, CEO/President of The Finest Accessories Inc, created “Good Wishes“, a nonprofit organization providing scarves or head wraps to anyone experiencing hair loss or thinning as a result of...


A Roadmap to Managing Cancer

  When Alan was diagnosed with cancer (the 2nd time around), life quickly became a roller coaster.  A few ups… a lot of downs… and quite a few loop-de-loops.  We didn’t know which end was up.   Although we found the right people and the right resources to help us,...


The Little Things Make the Biggest Difference

  The Little Things For Cancer (aka The Little Things) has one mission… to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers.  The “little things” they help with are actually “big things” to people dealing with cancer. They will help out in any way they can… meeting whatever...


FREE Career Advice for Cancer Patients & Survivors

Check out this AMAZING free resource dedicated to helping cancer patients & survivors thrive in the workplace & earn a living called Cancer and Careers. Cancer and Careers offers FREE expert career advice from professional career coaches, interactive job search tools, support groups & seminars for employees with cancer. Check out their...


Top US Hospitals for Cancer

U.S. News and World Report combed through 5000 hospitals to find the TOP 50 Hospitals for Cancer.  All hospitals listed are experienced in treating difficult cases, which is defined as treating  at least 254 inpatients in need of a high level of oncological expertise during 2007, 2008 & 2009. So without...


Top 5 Reasons Why I LOVE Champions Oncology

  During our cancer journey, we had a lot of ups & downs… and we were lucky to find medical professionals and organizations that supported us, cared about us, gave us hope and made the most horrific year of our life somewhat bearable… I’ve written about all these people and...


The Stupid Cancer Show… great for young adults with cancer

I just love this button from stupidcancer.com... but I have to admit, I LOVED Alan’s crazy eyebrows (before chemo)…. but he still looked HOT without them.  I also LOVE the STUPID CANCER SHOW. Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)… and here’s what Stupid Cancer Show has to say… “70,000 young adults (15-39) are...




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