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If you have cancer.

If you had cancer.

If you know someone with cancer.

If you want to talk about cancer.

We won't pray.  We won't blame gods.  We won't give credit to gods.  

We face the diagnosis and know, it is what it is.  

To the extent that we can, we will define our own course.

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Cancer

Cancer changes lives.

We have to deal with medical profession.

We have to deal with medications.

We have to deal with new discomfort and pain.

We have to create dignity, where there is indignity.

We have to deal with family members, friends, coworkers, and strangers, in a changed way.

We resolve to go forward with strength, resilience, purpose, pride, and integrity.

We define ourselves. Cancer does not define us.

Discussion Forum

Sean Parker to Donate $250,000,000 to Fight Cancer

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Michael Penn Apr 13. 1 Reply

Billionaire Sean Parker who was the first president of Facebook and a co-founder of Napster will donate $250,000,000 to fund immunotherapy research to fight cancer. This type of therapy fights cancer…Continue

New Hope for Hard-to-Treat Cancers

Started by Qiana-Maieev. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 7. 2 Replies

Ancient Algae Offer New Hope for Hard-to-Treat CancersPosted: 06 Apr 2016 01:57 PM PDTIn one of the oldest life…Continue

Johns Hopkins Receives $125,000,000 to Fight Cancer

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Donald L. Engel Mar 31. 2 Replies

Johns Hopkins has received 125 million dollars to develop treatments that fight cancer by having the patient’s own immune system attack it. Per the article:Johns Hopkins has announced plans for the…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2014 at 2:12pm

I do have a wee bit of a problem, not a big one, just a little one. My toenails and fingernails hurt. I know nails have no nerve endings but the nail bed has plenty of nerves and mine hurt. I am seeing the dr. on Monday and hope she can help me out. I have been keeping them very clean, dry and well nourished with highly recommended lotions and potions.  

Who would have thought cancer treatment would involve nails? I read all the literature I could find, and learned from others who have noticed nail changes. So, I am about as well informed as I can be. I just don't want to lose any toes or fingers. Diabetes and amputations seem to coexist. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2014 at 2:07pm

Terry, you look wonderful! In some earlier photos you looked very weary, however, your recent trips to Ireland and your continued work with Neolithic stone circles reveal you as an energetic and enthusiastic person. I do hope you do well and find many pleasures as you face what is, as Daniel said, "what is, is". Life is so very precious and making every moment count is key, in my experience. 

Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on January 25, 2014 at 6:21am

Thanks Patricia. Hmmm, I was 73 when the doc told me I had prostate cancer at the locally advanced level. I sought best advice but was told no operation was merited because of metastasis, i.e. microscopic-size centres of potential future tumours are dotted around everywhere, especially in the bones. In other words, my diagnosis came too late. 

Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on January 24, 2014 at 6:49pm

That's good news for him Patricia (viz. early diagnosis and forthcoming operation). How old is he, approximately? Is he American?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2014 at 6:21pm

Patricia, I am very sorry to learn of your husband's friends diagnosis of cancer. We are becoming experienced at walking the walk with people with cancer. Let him know there is great progress and many of us survive and, more importantly, thrive.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2014 at 11:24pm

Chris, thank you for b.d. greetings. Looking forward to the coming year. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2014 at 11:17pm

Patricia, I am impressed! That is a beautiful pair of candles!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2014 at 7:36pm

Grinning Cat, that is a beautiful card with a special sentiment. I am so glad you called it to my attention because I missed it when I was on this page before. I can, with pride, dignity, a sense of authority, state I am 78 years old! Notice how nicely the sounds slip between the teeth, over the tongue and through the lips! 

I feel special, reading your words. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 22, 2014 at 12:41pm

Joan, many hugs and colorful greetings on this, one of your unbirthdays. I hope you have a wonderful year!

Comment by Plinius on January 22, 2014 at 5:27am

Happy birthday, Joan! Many happy returns!

 

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