Category Archive: Cancer

Being Invisible Girls

What would you do if you were seated on a crowded subway and saw a little girl falling asleep standing up? “I think: someone needs to hold that little girl because she’s sleepy. … Continue reading

Sea-to-Sea: METAvivor and Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness

“…the biggest problem in the breast cancer business, and make no mistake, it is big business, is the fact that we’ve done nothing to change the death rate. NOTHING.” ~AnneMarie Ciccarella  No Change… Continue reading

The Frog List

“I can use all the prayers I can get!” In August 2011, Jessica Rice had a little cough—‘nothing to worry about’–and a low grade fever that kept her out of work a couple… Continue reading

Anyone Can Get Lung Cancer

“My beloved mother was diagnosed with Stage IIIb non-small cell lung cancer in early June, 2012,” says Deana Hendrickson. “I knew virtually nothing about it…was heartbroken, and frankly angry, to learn that over… Continue reading

It’s Okay To Laugh, Cry and Feel Uncertain

In 1990, Robert Harris and his wife and best friend, Cindy, had been married 10 years and had two boys, ages 2 and 5.  One day, Cindy complained of pain in her knee. … Continue reading

From Outrage To Action: Dian (CJ) Corneliussen-James and METAvivor

“I started METAvivor out of outrage.” Dian (CJ) Corneliussen-James Co-Founder of METAvivor Research and Support, Inc Born from the outrage of four women, METAvivor Research and Support, Inc. is a non-profit with a… Continue reading

PTSD and Cancer Diagnosis

Reading blogs by those who have been diagnosed with cancer is illuminating.  At least for some breast cancer patient blogs, their experience has been confirmed by recently reported research. A telephone survey of… Continue reading

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Originally posted on Dancing through the twists and turns of Cancerland:
Yesterday I put an article in my Breast Cancer Newspaper about a federal committee of leading breast cancer experts that released a…

Good news on Metastases Research!

Just a short note “quote”… The Answer to How Breast Cancer Invades Bone Researchers recently solved the mystery of how breast cancer takes root in the bone. Now, the discovery has led to… Continue reading

Responding to Komen’s New Awareness

MBNCBuzz just posted this advertisement by the Komen Foundation.  It is the first time that the Komen Foundation has acknowledged metastatic breast cancer, Stage IV, in a marketing campaign. The irony that Susan Komen died… Continue reading

Cancer Language: Erasing Reality

culture:  the integrated pattern of human behavior that includes thought, speech, action, and artifacts and depends upon the human capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations  Merriam-Websters. The first  Sunday in… Continue reading

Motivated by Love

Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book  was our “go-to” book when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.  We were able to understand the pathology reports because of it.  I know that we (my… Continue reading

Dance Like No One’s Watching

Do you live each moment unflinchingly?  Do you taste life the way you do the last bite of your favorite food or savor  its essence as you would the fragrance of summer’s final… Continue reading