Diagnosis: Cancer Archive: April, 2013

Living with a colostomy

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Let’s get this out of the way now - if you get a little queasy from hearing bodily functions in detail, you might want to think twice... Read more

So what is a colostomy?

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So what exactly is an “ostomy”, and how did I get one? Many of you have probably heard of a colostomy, or a colostomy bag, but... Read more

Patient #1: Staying safe from the sun

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I wrote last week about being your own advocate with your doctors and health care, but what about advocating externally? Many of us hold... Read more

Patient #1: Is PD-1 the answer?

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So now that we are underway with Plan B, it would probably be a good idea to give some more details on what exactly Plan B is and how it’s... Read more

This week: Patient #1 reaffirmed the need to be his own advocate

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For those of you who like to cut right to the chase, here is the short and sweet update. We are on to Plan B, starting Friday, and I have... Read more

Does sugar feed cancer?

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So, when battling a deadly disease, you would hope there is some clear-cut, scientific, easily understood information regarding tangentially... Read more

Patient #1's week of doctors

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It has been a whirlwind week; Blue Cross FL has to be shaking their heads as they see authorization after authorization come in. First, a... Read more