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Erika Lade

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Nobody Shaved Their Head for Me

(51) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 9:05 AM

I battled cancer for a year, did chemo, surgery, radiation, the whole lot -- and nobody shaved their head for me. You know all those stories of people who get diagnosed with cancer and ordered to do chemo and their best friend jumps in and immediately says they'll shave their...

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Love in the Time of Cancer and Computers

(12) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 4:21 PM

Most people would ask what would possibly compel someone to even want to date (especially online) or have the energy to do so in the middle of cancer treatments. That is the question I have been trying to sort out myself ever since I did.

I was in the middle...

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Prop 37 Fails: Why We Can't Rely on Policy to Change Our Food System

(46) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 1:25 PM

On Tuesday, Californians voted on Proposition 37, which if passed, would have required the mandatory labeling of genetically-modified foods (GMOs). Ultimately, the proposition failed by a relatively narrow margin: 46.9 percent to 53.1 percent. This indicates that close to half of all California voters (or more than four...

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I Went To A Cancer Party -- And I Liked It

(4) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 10:14 AM

My post last week about my feelings surrounding the pink ribbon as the sole symbol of my cancer roused quite a reaction in many folks -- online and in-person. In the interest of not only continuing the dialogue, but also full disclosure, I have to tell you that...

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Why Does My Cancer Have a Logo?

(200) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 12:34 PM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but for me, breast cancer is on my mind every month of the year. At age 29, I have just come out of 10 months of intense treatment for an aggressive, non-genetic and more-than-unexpected cancer.

Growing up, I was always told that I...

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