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Cancer Chemo

My Road Back From Chemobrain

Earl Shellner | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Earl Shellner

Cancer rehab has given me my life back. I am no longer afraid to speak with others or give a speech to a room full of people. I still use many of the things I learned from speech therapy and they help me in some way almost every single day.

The Couch I Chemo'd On

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

There are so many rooms and pieces of furniture, but I'm drawn to the couch as if by muscle memory.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 3 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Get your motor running... Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a little more than an hour's drive from my home in Vermont. During that hour a lot ca...

Here's Your Cancer Medal

Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue

Here's a newsflash: they don't give you a medal for going through childbirth without any drugs and they don't give you a medal when you finish chemo or any type of cancer treatment. There are no medals for "being brave." What does that mean anyway?

Being Two

Kelly Bergin | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Bergin

There are many times when I am so happy! Many, many people say they'd never know that I was sick. But right now, living feels like so much work. And the wait to get better keeps getting longer and longer.

Hillary Clinton Got Me Through Chemo

H. Alan Scott | Posted 02.19.2013 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

Like every other teenager of the '90s, Hillary Clinton defined what every woman in our lives either was or strived to be. It's no surprise that she's so popular now -- but for me, I hold the very special distinction of saying that Hillary Clinton got me through chemotherapy.

The Real Housewives of Chemotherapy

H. Alan Scott | Posted 11.19.2012 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

If the logistics of preparing for chemo weren't enough, you also have to deal with other people. There's a strange indigenous dance people do... it's a frown-face-hug dance. Have you heard Gangnam style? Do those dances instead.

ASCO, Where Have You Been? It's Time to Recognize Cognitive Issues in Your Patient Consent Document

Idelle Davidson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Idelle Davidson

If the professional association that sets standards for oncologists doesn't seem to concern itself with timely disclosures, is it any wonder that clinicians in their hospital and community practices dismiss their patients' concerns as frivolous?