10 Reasons Why I’m a Fan of The Cancer Treatment Centers of America

For years I’ve seen television commercials for The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA).  But are they really as good as they appear to be?  I’ve visited their Arizona facility twice and I have to say, I think they might be that good. If nothing else, I’m impressed with the way...


Store My What??? STORE MY TUMOR, please….

FACT:  Two people with the exact same cancer diagnosis can and do respond differently to the exact same treatment regimens.  Each person is unique and so is their cancer. FACT:  When you match the RIGHT targeted therapy or chemotherapy to the RIGHT tumor, tumors can shrink & hopefully the cancer...


What is Personalized Cancer Treatments?

  I am a HUGE proponent of personalized medicine and individualized cancer treatments that use molecular profiling, biomarker testing, or any testing that can help doctors treat your specific cancer.  You see, no two people are alike… and no two cancers are alike.  The more commonly used “standard of care”...

5 Reasons Why I LOVE Champions Oncology

I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the organizations I write about in this blog; others I wish I had known about during our “cancer journey”; and still others, although not relevant to Alan’s cancer are fantastic resources that can help others in their fight against cancer.  ...

Questions EVERY Cancer Patient Should Ask Their Doctor…

Most people have heard the terms “molecular profiling”, “biomarkers” and “personalized medicine”. But what exactly do these terms mean and how can they affect a specific person’s cancer treatment? One of the best resources I’ve found to explain these concepts is MyCancer.com. It was created specifically for cancer patients and...


What’s the Dealio with Cancer Treatment Centers of America?

I’ve learned that for better or worse, when it comes to cancer, things rarely are as they appear to be.  After all, cancer is tricky.  And each person’s cancer is unique to them.  The treatment regimen that works for one person may or may not work for another person.  Test...


Helping to Identify the “Right” Cancer Treatment

If you’ve been reading CancerHAWK for a while, you know that I absolutely LOVE Champions Oncology.  I am forever indebted to them… they gave us more time with Alan.  When it comes to cancer, sometimes realism and optimism are oxymorons…. but for us, this was the definition of “hope”.  Watch...

WTF is SNaPshot?

SNaPshot is a new genetic test that looks for mutations in key genes of patients with cancer so they can be given the most effective drugs possible.  Just as each person has their own unique DNA, each person’s tumor (or cancer) has it’s own unique genetic composition.  This test will...


Picking the Cancer Treatment That Works Best for YOU

Cancer Connect is an AMAZING, innovative online network for people with cancer & their caregivers.  And they host FREE, educational webinars called “Web Chat with the Experts“.  It’s an unbelievable opportunity to learn from and get your questions answered by leading medical experts. And I’m beyond excited about this…. my very favorite...


Is My Cancer Different from Yours?

  If you’ve been reading CancerHAWK for a while, you know that I’m a HUGE proponent of molecular & biomarker testing and taking a personalized approach to treating cancer.  It wasn’t until we were on the wrong path with Alan’s chemo treatments that we even really understood that two people...




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