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Curing A.L.L. with GSK-J4 (Not Chemo)

A compound called GSK-J4 can kill one of the most aggressive forms of A.L.L. (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) in both children and adults. Ottawa Hospital researchers at the University of Ottawa published their discoveries in Genes and Development on March 1, 2016. Dr. Marjorie …
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Living with Oligoastrocytoma

As in every proper cancer blog post, first the background: I was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor (Oligoastrocytoma grade III) in February 2011. I had a tonic-clonic seizure in the middle of the night, ambulance to the hospital, MRI and EEG to check what …
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The Power of Connecting

A cancer diagnosis was the last thing I expected at 25. But there I was, in a windowless radiology consult room, being told I had invasive ductal carcinoma. Breast cancer. At 25. The doctor drew me a small picture to explain—the malignancy …
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Heidi Floyd Interview

Breast Cancer is scary enough as it is. But as a pregnant mother with 3 children under the age 8, Heidi Floyd had every right to feel completely overwhelmed when she discovered a lump in her breast. Heidi persevered, and now (more than …
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Love Your Nuts!

YES, my one nut is fake, because the real one tried to kill me! I had testicular cancer in 1995 at the age of 30. That evening when the doctor came and said it is aggressive cancer that they have to remove …
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The Power of Connection

Cancer is so much more than just a lump of cells. There is no question that being diagnosed with cancer is life changing. It doesn’t make any difference whether it’s grade 1 or 4, it is still cancer and it can feel …
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Living in Limbo

After five rounds of chemotherapy, it was determined that I had plateaued and there was no need for round six. CT scan showed no change either good or bad from prior CT scans and the thinking was that one more round was …
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Living Like a Lady

Perhaps I should start by telling you my story. As someone reading this who has cancer or has a friend or family member with cancer, you know there is always a story. As well there should be. Something like cancer touches us, …
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Losing Daddy

When I was asked to write a piece about my experience with cancer and how it relates to my health and wellness path, I was excited. I’ve wanted to share my journey about losing my Dad to the Big C for a …
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No Valleys, No Peaks

As a cancer survivor, I cannot and will not claim any special, unique knowledge or wisdom in dealing with the challenges life tosses at each of us. I struggle, as we all do. Many of you have dealt with the challenges of …