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by beaty

My cancer journey with help from family and my guardian angel

August 12, 2010 in Home Page, Journey Through Cancer, Parent with Cancer by beaty


Dad’s Story

“Dick, Dr. Malone is on the phone and he wants to speak to you.”

“I do not like to give you this kind of news over the phone. The results of your biopsy indicate that your prostate is 65% consumed with cancer.”

My wife Helen has told me that her hand was on my shoulder during the phone call, but I did not recall. She is always there for me, a friend for 51 years, and wife for 48 years. I would not have made it without her. Read the rest of this entry →

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by shlampe

Are All Cancers Created Equal

January 28, 2005 in General, Home Page, Journey Through Cancer by shlampe


These are samples from the forums. Some great thoughts below:

Rick: So I’m gonna go out on a limb here a little bit, but I’ve heard many times over that there are “perceived discrepancies amongst cancer survivors”. That’s the politically correct way of saying, ” People with that kind of cancer get everything, while people with my kind get the left overs.” So…is that real? Are there true disparities in support (research funding, advocacy, social programing, public acceptance) among different types of cancer? Or do people just feel that way?

Lisa M: hmmm…have to think about this…..I think breast cancer survivors get extra support for the fact that there are so many w/ that kind of cancer-power in numbers.I support the pink ribbon always. Now, I have a question for any professional who has an answer-I kinda, sorta, believe that any cure for cancer is squashed because there is so much money being made. Not by the the doctors , but the rest-the pharm. co’s , etc etc. etc., the “bigwigs”. Any thoughts anyone?