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A Typical Panic Attack

In a previous post, I pointed out that being diagnosed with cancer often causes anxiety. I know it did for me.  I recently came across a video I thought was worth posting it to this blog.  I hope you enjoy

Posted in General

I Am Now An “Official” Cancer Survivor

Official Cancer Survivor Yesterday I had an appointment with my oncologist to review my recent PET Scan, chest ex-ray and blood work.  He congratulated me by saying, “you are now an “official” Cancer Survivor“.  I was diagnosed in 2005 and

Posted in General, Preventing Cancer, Surviving Cancer

Warnings Concerning Cancer

I’m not an alarmist nor do I subscribe to conspiracy theories. I’m not Chicken Little and I don’t believe the sky is falling. However, I am no longer keeping my head in the sand either. I am now paying close attention to the many warnings concerning cancer.

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Stupid or Crazy?

During the 50 plus years that I smoked, I often said to someone lighting a cigarette, “There are only two types of people who smoke; crazy people and stupid people”

Posted in Smoking And Cancer

Smoking And Lung Cancer

Smokers may develop a fatalistic attitude and assume there is little they can do to improve their chances of survival after a diagnosis of lung cancer. That would be a mistake, say researchers writing today in the British Medical Journal.

Posted in Smoking And Cancer

Pet Scan

Pet Scan Yesterday, as part of my cancer follow up, I had a PET Scan at the Sandwich, MA Health Center.  Pet Scans are not too bad unless you are claustrophobic.  Or, if you are like me and have very

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What Do We Know About Cancer?

Cancer Research When I was first diagnosed with Stage IV cancer and the shock, fear and depression lessened, I did a great deal of research about cancer.  I wanted to know everything I could about the horrid disease called cancer. 

Posted in General, Preventing Cancer

What is Cancer Video

Cancer View more presentations from johnfink.

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Long Term Follow up Program For Children Diagnosed with Cancer

Imagine your child being cured of a life-threatening childhood cancer only to discover that long-term health problems may develop as a result of the very treatments that cured the cancer.   Such is the case for the estimated 270,000 childhood cancer

Posted in Children with cancer

Children diagnosed with cancer

I mentioned in a previous post, that one of the saddest and most heartbreaking scenes I have ever witnessed was walking down the hallway of the cancer treatment hospital where I had my initial chemotherapy treatments and surgeries.  What I

Posted in Children with cancer

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