Often, when people talk about a "cure" for cancer, they seem to be picturing something like the vaccine for smallpox or polio: a single shot that will eradicate the deadly killer once and for all.
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In May, the long-awaited results of international, decade-long study showed no increased risk for the two most common forms of brain cancer -- glioma and meningioma -- among cellphone users.
My favorite savory crepe was the Skinny Jeans (or Veggie Delight), filled with artichoke, broccoli, asparagus, avocado, mushrooms, onion, basil, zucchini, fresh leaf spinach, and jack cheese, all in a subtle pesto sauce.
As I struggle to reinvent my life in the wake of breast cancer, financial ruin and clinical depression, I realize that what I need most is predictability, routine, familiarity.
The 71 year old woman I love has Ocular Melanoma with metastasis. This was diagnosed seven months ago as terminal cancer. What would have become of her if she had no insurance?
Somewhere in the back of my mind, I remember an old marine saying about rats leaving a sinking ship, so as the last weekend of April approached, we had the setting for a perfect storm.
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