Debbie Fink
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Debbie Fink is a 40-year-old marketing executive living in Los Angeles. She is married and has two step-daughters. She's a survivor of stage four appendix cancer, and in her spare time enjoys writing, hiking, pilates and traveling.

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En esto consiste morir con dignidad

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 1:00 AM

Coautora: Karen Bloch Morse

No resulta ni fácil ni natural ver que tu amiga de 41 años (de 41 años), de apariencia totalmente saludable, va marchitándose y muriéndose por la falta de nutrientes. El instinto humano te lleva a pedirle por favor que coma, que beba. A recordarle todo lo...

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Dying With Dignity

(50) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 10:51 AM

Co-authored by Karen Bloch Morse

There is nothing easy or natural about watching your 41-year-old friend (of 41 years) -- who, by all counts, looks healthy -- wither away and die from lack of nutrients. Human instinct is to beg her to please eat, please drink. To remind her of...

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Raising Awareness of Appendix Cancer

(5) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 4:31 PM

Christina Applegate. Melissa Etheridge. Robin Roberts. The list goes on and on for celebrities who have successfully and publicly battled breast cancer. But not every cancer has a celebrity face to it or a specific ribbon worn on a designated month out of the year. There are cancers that don't...

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Depression and Cancer: A Dangerous Cocktail

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 10:42 AM

Last year, my marriage almost disintegrated after a mere 21 months. Sure, there were faults on both sides; we had lost focus and somehow forgotten our vows. We took each other for granted. But the biggest culprit to this dangerous slope we were on was an enemy I had been...

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When Being the Best Mom Means Not Being a Mom

(7) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 12:49 PM

I've wanted to be a mother since about the age of 5, and have memories of playing with my plastic Honey Doll, pretending she was a newborn that needed to be cared for. My desire for kids just grew stronger over the years. In my 20s and 30s, every time...

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In Awe of Me

(2) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 2:10 PM

There are many common phrases a cancer patient tends to hear throughout their journey: Cancer is a battle; they're in the fight of their life; they're curable, treatable or even -- gasp! -- headed towards remission. I've heard them all.

There is one comment, however, that is repeated over and...

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