Innovative Research + Funding = Hope

  During the summer of 2009, my husband was diagnosed with pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma.  One year later, at the young age of 47, he died.  Throughout that year, we had some of the top cancer researchers in the world working on Alan’s case.  Their efforts gave us hope that we would...


Dedicate A Day to A Sarcoma Warrior

sarcoma (n):  A malignant tumor that arises from the musculoskeletal system tissues such as bone, muscle or connective tissue.  Sarcomas comprise 1% of adult cancer cases and 15% of pediatric cases.  Although sarcomas can arise anywhere on the body, the most common location is in the limbs.  There are over...


Inspirational Quotes…

Cancer Hawk: Inspirational Quotes for Cancer Patients from cancerhawk   Today is March 4th and this is a very special day for me… today marks the 18th anniversary of my first date with Alan, a day we celebrated each year with sushi & wine. Today also marks the 2 year...


Tales of Triumph

Over the past 3+ years, I’ve met so many incredible people touched by cancer.  I’ve met both newly diagnosed cancer patients and 20+ year survivors.  I’ve met caregivers and concerned family members & friends trying to advocate for a loved one.  I’ve met doctors and surgeons and researchers too.  Many...


How Cancer Affected My Family

*** This post below was written by Cameron Von St. James, caregiver extraordinaire & blogger for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog.     Many times recently, my wife has stated that only I know what I went through when she was diagnosed with mesothelioma.  I have not shared my experience as a...


Get Inspired With “Seize The Days”

  “Seize the Days”; “Carpe Diem”; Enjoy the pleasures of the moment, without concern for the future.  For many cancer patients, these words perfectly epitomize their mindset and mantra.  Just ask Dr. Evan Lipson, Melanoma specialist at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, who every day witnesses both the devastating effects...


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...



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