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National Cancer Survivor's Day: A day of gratitude and why me

National Cancer Survivor's Day: A day of gratitude and why me
  The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) pioneered the definition of survivor as being any person diagnosed with cancer, from the time of initial diagnosis until his or her death. This expansive definition of “survivor” includes people who are dying from untreatable cancer.  Today is the first Sunday in June. It’s the thirty anniversary of National... Read more »

Don't wait to do something you feel is important because next year is never guaranteed

Don't wait to do something you feel is important because next year is never guaranteed
I was planning a trip to the Phoenix area for last March. I had a few people to see and multiple things to do but at the top of the list was going to see the Cubs in Spring Training. I wanted to watch a practice on their back fields with my fellow blogger/friend John... Read more »

Who is a cancer survivor?

Who is a cancer survivor?
It’s another first Sunday in June. It’s another National Cancer Survivor’s Day. It’s another day of celebration and confusion. This being a survivor thing is not easy. Sure, all of us are happy we’re still here, it definitely beats the alternative. At the same time there’s the guilt. Why were we lucky enough that we’re... Read more »
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Surviving a Cancerversary

Surviving a Cancerversary
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship defines being a survivor as anyone diagnosed with cancer, from the time of their diagnosis until the date of their death. I wish it was that easy. According to the NCCS, today is my two year anniversary of being a survivor. The only reason I remember the exact date is... Read more »

Surviving National Cancer Survivor's Day

Surviving National Cancer Survivor's Day
Happy National Cancer Survivor’s Day! I mean that. It’s a good day to be happy. It’s a good day to be alive and a good thing to celebrate. A lot of people have trouble with the word survivor. I’m one of them. I think it has to do with having a Stage One cancer. It... Read more »

A Happy Cancer Anniversary

A Happy Cancer Anniversary
It started as a FuckCancer kind of day. I know every day can be and is a FuckCancer kind of day but this one is special..at least for me. Today is the one year anniversary of when I had surgery to remove Melanoma. Yeah everything is fine physically but mentally this shit really messes with... Read more »
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You've Come A Long Way, Baby

You've Come A Long Way, Baby
“Cigarettes are killers that travel in packs.”-Mary S. “You’ve come a long way, baby” was the slogan for Virginia Slims cigarettes. They hit the market in 1968. Longer…slimmer, they were targeted towards women. You’d look cooler, hipper smoking one of these. Sure…smoke enough of these and you’d be cooler and hipper in your grave. Tuesday... Read more »

Happy Valentines Day! You Have Cancer!

Happy Valentines Day! You Have Cancer!
February 14, 2015. Valentine’s Day. Romance. Chocolate. Roses. Cancer? One of these doesn’t belong and yet that was what my V-Day was like exactly one year ago. Twelve months ago to this day, I was in Los Angeles on vacation. It was a Saturday morning and I was just drying off after a shower when... Read more »

Better safe than sorry

Better safe than sorry
Pacific Ocean. Santa Monica, California. Today is February 4th and I was suppose to be there two days ago. Shit happens….MELANOMA People who live in cold weather cities like to get away during the winter. That would be me. I was planning on getting away for a couple of weeks. Warm up…get a little sun…see... Read more »
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The week in Cancer

David Bowie
The numbers are set for 2016. The American Cancer Society estimates 1,685,210 new cases of Cancer will be diagnosed this year. Almost 600,000 are expected to die of Cancer. WOW! Let’s do the math…Every day this year 4,604 people will walk into their doctor’s office and walk out with a diagnosed case of Cancer! Shocking... Read more »
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