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Weekly Round Up: The Other Voices Edition

Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… ...




A PALB2 Mutation Associated with High Risk of Breast Cancer

From: medscape.com Abstract Introduction: As a group, women who carry germline mutations in partner and localizer of breast cancer 2 susceptibility protein (PALB2) are at increased risk o...


Friends

In the late 1980s I was a young, single mother, with big hair, of course.  Looking back through the dewy gauze of age and chemo, I remember my life then as wonderful, if not exactly caref...




This is What the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is All About

If you're on Facebook even a little bit, you've seen video after video of people dumping ice buckets over their heads.   The ALS ice bucket challenge is the internet craze of the summer. ...


Company spreading awareness, advancing research for metastatic breast cancer

Last week I had a bit of an adventure. I joined four other bloggers in NYC to serve on Novartis Pharmaceuticals Advanced Breast Cancer Advisory Board. The company flew me in the night bef...


NHS Delays Leave Unlucky British Residents To Die Of Cancer Earlier

By: Sarah Hurtubise From: dailycaller.com Delays in some parts of Britain’s single-payer health care system are leaving certain residents to die more quickly of cancer, according to an an...



Of Ice Buckets and Silent Patients

Even as our Facebook feeds rapidly fill with videos of some very cold people (as well as some Three Stooges-grade comedy), the controversy of the ALS Ice Bucket campaign is being challeng...




Prostate cancer drug abiraterone ‘too expensive’ to use on terminally-ill patients

By: Charlie Cooper From: independent.co.uk Thousands of terminally ill prostate cancer patients in England will be denied early access to a drug which can both extend life and reduce pain...


Why Amy Robach Didn’t Get Things Quite Right

Recently there have been numerous articles surfacing here and there offering commentary on ABC’s Good Morning America’s Amy Robach’s recent interviews in which she share...



A Life on Hold

Before cancer, I had plans and aspirations, goals and dreams. Dreams don’t usually happen without a “one step in front of the other” effort. Those of you who are writers...


Thoughts On Grief

In a bid to make a blogger out of Karen, I am sharing another excerpt from our email correspondence (with Karen’s permission). I value her wisdom and compassion so much and really t...


You say it's your (16th) birthday....

Yep, someone is 16 today! Considering I just turned 29 (okay, again), it seems nearly impossible, but somehow Caitlin has gone from a wee one to...well, see for yourself... The above phot...


The Benefits of Calendula Officinalis For Radiodermatitis

The Benefits of Calendula Officinalis For Radiodermatitis I had an interesting exchange of emails this week with one of my subscribers who was asking me about the benefits of calendula fo...


Insurance status may affect cancer outcome

By Randy Dotinga From: usnews.com A new U.S. study finds that cancer patients who don’t have insurance — or who get it through the federal health insurance program for the poo...



Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMO's Full Documentary

Published on Aug 28, 2013 Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes. Seeds of Death - Unveiling the Lies of GMOs The global launch of a second Green Revolution, spearheaded by genetic ...