What I’ve never witnessed or heard about, is an oncologist with cancer who decided to not take appropriate treatment but instead attempt any of the homeopathic or alternative “treatments” in vogue for that year.
Upon meeting her, I was struck by her vivacity. She was bright, pleasant, and engaging despite her physical condition. She told me of the tremendous suffering she had endured since her diagnosis of cancer but remained upbeat and hopeful that she would continue to fight against her illness.
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A blog about breast cancer and loss. Through blogging I share my personal breast cancer story. I attempt to reach out to others who also find themselves on this path. My intent has always been to share candidly about all of it. Through sharing comes healing.
If you browse around a bit, you will find posts on my diagnosis, chemotherapy, side effects of treatment, reconstruction process, the emotional upheaval a cancer diagnosis brings, BRCA issues, moving forward and yes, my opinions on various cancer related topics.
Notes of a Breast Surgeon on cancer, life & much more.
Our aim is to cover the latest cancer research, including that funded by the charity. We also highlight other relevant material, debunk myths and media scares, and provide links to other helpful resources.
Several bloggers from the Cancer Network, home of the journal Oncology.
Support, inspiration and insight for your cancer journey.
CURE Media Group’s flagship product, CURE magazine, is the indispensable guide to every stage of the cancer experience. With nearly 1 million readers, CURE is the largest consumer publication in the United States focused entirely on cancer, with broad distribution to cancer patients, cancer centers and advocacy groups.
Musings of a Pediatric oncologist. The purpose of this blog is to write informally for anyone who is interested in pediatric oncology, cancer research, cancer treatments, and breaking medical news.
The LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now.
If you read any writings, blogs, facebook posts, on living with cancer, you will find that it is often referred to as a Fight, a Battle, and that those participating in this fight referred to as warriors.
Let me just say how abhorrent this is. Cancer is not a fight, and cancer patients are not warriors. Cancer is a disease, and just like any other disease it invades the bodies of people who were once healthy and whole, vibrant, and going about the daily business of life.
Instead, consider cancer as an unwelcome visitor, who comes and doesn't know when to leave.
A hospice and palliative medicine blog.
The great Greek physician and teacher Hippocrates (460 BC-370 BC) described several kinds of cancer, referring to them with the Greek word "carcinos", meaning crab or crayfish. This name comes from the appearance of the cut surface of a solid malignant tumor, with the "veins stretched out on all sides as the animal the crab has its feet, whence it derives its name."