The Day I Learned the Meaning of Cancer

Sixth Grade.It was around this time of year, early fall – the kind of day where I didn’t break a sweat until at least noon, but by 3pm the hot bus seat still blistered the backs of my chubby thighs. Nana and Tom were still at our home in South Carolina from Florida, presumably for a prolonged visit before the school year really got started. But, I had begun to take notice of the grown-ups speaking in code like they were at a meeting of a top secret elite society....more

Breast Cancer is not the "easy" cancer...

As the 4th was World Cancer Day and many cancer awareness campaigns are being done this month, a few ummm, interesting, ads have shown up...like this one from Pancreatic Cancer Action ......more

Be Enough Me: No Regrets

I often asked myself, whether as a daughter, a wife, a mother, and a friend I have done 'enough.'  That if I were to die right this minute, could I genuinely say to myself, that I am 'enough'? After all, I am human.  There are many mistakes I wish I could undo, many choices I wish I hadn't made, many decisions I wish I could do otherwise.  I also wish there were many more lives I could have changed for the better, many more kindness I could have shown, many more...more

Shining a Light On Testicular Cancer

 This week is Testicular Cancer Awareness Week.  I realize Testicular Cancer is not on your favorite topic list to learn about.  However, if you are a boy or a man.... or a mother/sister/grandmother/wife to a boy or a man......more

MAY 9th - A DAY OF APPRECIATION AND AWARENESS

Mothers Day is a day to reflect on our love for Mom and to recognize that nothing else contributes to our own strengths, confidence and ability to love than having been loved deeply and unconditionally by our Mothers.  Mothers Day has also become a day of activism among women and families touched by cancer....more

Happy Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 149,000 new cases of the disease were diagnosed in the United States last year. Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in men and women and is the nation's third leading cause of cancer death. So what are the risk factors for colorectal cancer? Poor diet, lack of exercise, and having polyps in the colon or rectum areas. Although most polyps never become cancerous, virtually all colon and rectal cancers start from polyps. The good news is that polyps can be easily removed. ...more

3 Cases of Breast Cancer: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This past week I learned of three healthy and fit women, all under 50, who are either undergoing breast cancer treatment or have become breast cancer survivors.  Each woman who is diagnosed with breast cancer has their own story of how they found a lump, what stage it was in and a unique process of how they made decisions around treatment.  It is the first part of the story, h ...more

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Sept 5

I'm still Not Dying Today. A few months ago I gave voice to my initial brush with Ovarian Cancer. I hope you'll read more at http://www.blogher.com/warrior-training I also hope you might look into how you can help fight this devastating cancer in your local communities.  Of all women's cancers, ovarian remains the most deadly.  The mortality rate has not improved in more than 40 years.  That's because this beastly disease is typically caught too late.  ...more

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What can you give?

Two years ago we set the goal. We fixed our eyes on the prize.  We knew that this would be the ultimate fight.  It has had incredible highs and shattering lows.  We have been tried to the point of breaking and blessed beyond our imaginations. My family, my marriage, and my friendships have been tested and we have come out stronger on the other side. We’re not done yet, but the flag waving over the finish line is in sight. ...more
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