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My husband lost his best friend today: Hal Meyers, the salt of the earth. He was my dear friend, too. He had a wonderful life and lived well into his 90s, but that is a fact gives little solace to most of those people who knew him and called him a friend. My husband lost [...]

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Sunday, June 7, is National Cancer Survivors Day. Just when you thought all of the days of the year were taken up by obscure organizations, this day has been around for 18 years. The purpose of this day is to honor those you know who are living with cancer. Almost everyone knows someone living with [...]

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Dodged another bullet. I am grateful that my CT scan this week showed “no change,” which means that the cancer in my liver is stable, not growing. This Phase One study drug has truly been remarkable for me. It has added two years to my life. I have hope I will be able to remain [...]

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I spent the last four days at a writing workshop. I have been toying with the idea of writing a book that would chronicle these 13 years of living with stage 4 cancer. I would write about the good, the bad and the ugly. Why I am still alive, of course, I have no way [...]

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Pins and needles and scan results— so it goes for me every eight weeks. During my last appointment, my doctor informed me that my tumor marker numbers were rising, which often means something is brewing. This makes waiting for CT scan results even more nerve-wracking. As of yesterday, all is well. The scan looks stable, [...]

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When you’re passionate about something, it can be hard to hold back from reacting without thinking. A friend of a friend of a friend— that’s the way it always starts— sent me an email saying that she had heard the new breakthrough drug, Ibrance, was only going to be available to a small number of [...]

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Last week I read an editorial written by a woman with Stage 4 breast cancer, the only type of breast cancer that kills. The op ed was published after Laurie Becklund had passed a few weeks ago.  It was interesting to me because at the time of reading it I was nodding my head in agreement [...]

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Thank you for all of the wonderful responses we received about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of a drug for patients with advanced metastatic breast cancer. It’s not always easy to decide which research has legs and is worth investing in— and I take that task seriously— but when something you believe in [...]

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What’s more exciting than World Cancer Day, on Feb. 4, a day that shines a light on this dreadful, life-killing disease? The answer is the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval on Tuesday of a ground-breaking drug for those who suffer with advanced, metastatic breast cancer. The drug is Ibrance, (palbociclib), and I am proud [...]

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By now, you’ve probably heard about the state of Connecticut forcing a minor to undergo chemotherapy against her will. If not, here is the gist: The young woman, named “Cassandra C.” in court documents, had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma but instead of doing chemo had requested to look into alternative therapies. She tried chemo [...]