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As Noreen Fraser’s husband, I want to say again how much I admire the remarkable woman I married. We’ve added in a new wrinkle, which is causing her a tremendous amount of pain. Noreen was scheduled to go into the hospital to have three ribs treated for small tumors, a procedure called cryoablation (which she [...]

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“You know, you’re a whole lot of crazy!” I loved this line, which Jennifer Lawrence delivered to Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook.” This line also describes my feelings toward my insurance company and the week I have had dealing with them. They have denied authorization for a procedure I was supposed to undergo tomorrow. [...]

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We are about a week away from Breast Cancer Awareness month. To me, and other survivors, October is the most important month of the year. With my efforts to raise awareness and research dollars for women’s cancers, I am so pleased to remind you about the partnership my foundation has with Stella & Dot to [...]

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There is a lot you have to adjust to when you are living with metastatic cancer because it will be with you the rest of your life. The one thing I just can’t get used to is that regardless of what plans you may have or any commitments to which you’ve agreed, without much notice, [...]

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I just returned from a week away with my sister Laura. As I’ve said before, there is nothing like a sister. Crazy things happen when we’re together. Sometimes I feel we are in an episode of “I Love Lucy” because we laugh until we cry. I don’t know how many times I have said laughter [...]

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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, [...]