Published May 17, 2012
I have knocked down two of the four chemotherapy treatments I need to complete in the month of May. Today will be chemo #3, and after next week (chemo #4), we will scan my liver and see where we stand
Published May 10, 2012
Those of you who have been reading my column over the years know that I believe laughter is one of the best medicines around. Humor has a profound effect on our health.
Published May 02, 2012
Noreen Fraser, a cancer patient and founder of the Noreen Fraser Foundation, speaks with Dr. Manny about the importance of a good support system after being diagnosed with cancer
Published April 19, 2012
What a difference two weeks without any chemo makes! My energy is up to 90 percent, I am feeling optimistic, and even (dare I say it?) carefree.
Published April 12, 2012
I dodged another bullet. As I have said before, living with cancer is like being at war. With your helmet in place, you dodge as many bullets as you can to stay alive. After my CT scan last week, I received the best news imaginable from my doctor
Published April 05, 2012
I'm due for a liver scan this week. If the scan reveals that the liver tumors have regressed (as my doctor and I believe), I will be allowed to take a break from chemotherapy. I truly believe that the results will be good.
Published March 29, 2012
Day 6 of no pain. I'm not sure why, but I am extremely grateful. It could be due to one, some, or perhaps all of the following
Published March 22, 2012
I am sitting at my doctor’s office waiting to be called for chemotherapy. Just another day in 'paradise.'
Published March 15, 2012
I have learned so much through this process. I have learned to accept help from family and friends with gratitude, even though I am normally the one giving to others (a much more comfortable position for me). I have learned to keep the faith and believe I will kill the beast.
Published March 08, 2012
One in every two men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and one in every three women. Is that not staggering? Can you imagine if we all joined together as a group and advocated for something we all wanted?