Christmas, Holidays and Cancer
Whether you celebrate Christmas or another holiday at this time, I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers today 12/25/06. I have spent time relfecting on what Christmas and other faiths who celebrate holidays now really are celebratin...
Yes, No, I Need More Information
One of the overall themes of this blog will be how can you live or cope with cancer. The day you or your loved one learned you had cancer you probably suffered from surprise, shock and were numb. Almost everyone feels disbelief. You may have known...
Laughing is One of the Best Medicines
Thanks to Rita for making me laugh in this week's grand rounds at msspnexus where she highlighted my post on whether cancer patients should discuss using complementary therapies with their physician
Another Good Resource: The Oncology Nursing Society
In addition to providing news and tips, science and how to cope and improve your physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being I would like this to be a site that you can go to for other resources that are accurate and credible.The one ...
Can Individuals With Cancer Be Around Vaccinated Children?
In the United States most children and adolescents receive childhood vaccinations on a regular schedule based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These vaccinations start at birth and include:Hepatitis A and...
Tips For Scheduling Tests When You Have Cancer
From the time you are diagnosed with cancer and throughout your treatment and survival you will need to have various tests scheduled. These may include blood tests, ultrasounds, CAT or MRI o PET scans, breathing tests and many other types of tests...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is considered to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many cancer related organizations and hospitals plan activities for community members, individuals with cancer and their families. This is a time to celebrate the progress that has been ma...
Everything from Burnout to Drugstore Hopping
Dr. RW wrote an interesting grand rounds this week at Notes to Dr. RW He discusses everything from burnout to drug store hopping this week. The grand rounds was serious but light. He even mentioned my piece on how to deal with the holidays if you ...
Other Resources for Colorectal Cancer
The month of March is almost over and so comes the ending of the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This does not mean, however, that we stop thinking about or discussing colorectal cancer until March of next year. Many scientists, health care pro...
Test Results From Your Doctor - No News Is Not Always Good News
You would think that being diagnosed with cancer was bad enough. But what if you discovered that a “communication glitch” resulted in a delayed diagnosis of your cancer? A delay that resulted in your being diagnosed as a Stage IV cancer patient wi...