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Archive: January, 2013
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Patient #1:The secret society of cancer fighters
Thu, Jan 31, 2013, 10:50 AM
A common theme in the cancer world is that you are not in this alone. Many, many individuals are stakeholders in the battle. Some, like the...
Patient #1: The cancer diet
Thu, Jan 24, 2013, 12:30 PM
"One day they are gonna do a study that shows chicken causes cancer and pizza is good for you." -Slim, Spring 1999 "Chicken is poison." -Dr...
Patient #1: Over the hump but not out of the woods
Tue, Jan 22, 2013, 10:40 AM
The most difficult stretch of my treatment is officially in the rearview mirror. I was discharged Monday morning from Moffitt, almost a week...
Patient #1: Bring on the first rounds of IL2
Thu, Jan 17, 2013, 7:30 AM
“Do or do not. There is no try.” - Yoda Since I received my diagnosis in August, Interluken-2 (IL2) has been something that was...
Patient #1: Ringing the bell to end chemo
Tue, Jan 15, 2013, 9:31 AM
Today is the big day. Navy SEAL-like t-cells are “storming the beach” sometime in the afternoon. We don't have the exact time;...
Top 10 silver linings of having stage 4 melanoma
Thu, Jan 10, 2013, 12:40 PM
Yea cancer pretty much sucks, but there are small benefits here and there if you know how to find them: 10. Facial hair freedom – First...
Patient #1: Using laughter to get through chemo
Tue, Jan 8, 2013, 9:29 AM
When you think of chemotherapy, images of suffering patients, clad in hospital gowns and bandanas, pop into mind. Hours into my first chemo...
Patient #1: Getting the green light for chemo
Sun, Jan 6, 2013, 4:00 AM
167 days. That’s how long it will be fromfirst checking into the hospitalwith flu-like symptoms and when I start the most intense, and...
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