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Cancer Side Effects

The End Of The Process: Should I Tell Anyone I Have Cancer?

Stan Collender | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

This is the end of The Process. The first set of scans since I completed my radiation treatment in January came back clean: There is no sign of Merk...

The Process, Part 14: It's Over!

Stan Collender | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Friday, Jan. 17, and today is the biggest day yet of The Process: It's the last day of the last week of my radiation treatments. Actually, the w...

The Process, Part 13: Life Gets Better

Stan Collender | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

Today is day 31. When I leave the hospital today I'll be almost 84 percent done and only have six more treatments left.

The Process, Part 12: Let the Cone-Down Begin!

Stan Collender | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Jan. 6, 2014, and the past seven days have been the most momentous week yet of The Process. First, I've now completed 28 of the 37 (75.7 percent...

The Process, Part 11: My Life as a MasterCard Commercial

Stan Collender | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

The bottom line: The out-of-pocket cost to the insurance company will be more than $65,000, and that doesn't include any of the follow-up visits to other members of Team Stan. That's the financial impact on the insurance company. What about me? Let's start with The Process-caused savings.

The Process, Part 10: When Losing Weight Definitely Is Not A Good Thing

Stan Collender | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

Unfortunately, my experience successfully losing weight to deal with diabetes is making not losing it now to deal with cancer much more difficult.

The Process, Part 9: Eating Just Isn't Any Fun

Stan Collender | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Christmas Eve and it's very difficult for me to eat. I don't mean that it's hard to ingest food. Thankfully, I'm still having no problem swallow...

The Process, Part 8: I Get a License to Nosh

Stan Collender | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

My desire to eat has been so strongly tempered by losing my sense of taste that I have no desire to use the license I've just been granted. The food I otherwise would have looked at longingly as a guilty pleasure is simply no longer appetizing or appealing in any way.

How a Car Accident and Cancer Taught Me Different Things About Mortality

Dan Duffy | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

On October 21, 1996, I came literally two inches from dying. I was a 24-year-old male who had just lived through something that should have killed me ten different ways. I knew my reason for being there: I was invincible. I was brash, arrogant, and selfish.

Unspoken: Cancer's Dehumanizing Late Effect

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

They say that sharing one's vulnerabilities begets a sense of closeness in others. For some like A., my illness alone was enough for her to share her biggest fears. For G., hearing my dual cancer tale led to his need to reciprocate with his secret.

American Cancer X

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

The one thing we have to make sure is that they don't change irreversibly. Cancer can take a lot physically. It can only take what we allow it emotionally. We are stronger than cancer. Even if it takes our life, we are STILL stronger than cancer.

5 Tips for Living With the Stress of Cancer and Serious Illness, Part 1

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

How we meet the challenge of the cancer journey effects the quality of our experience and of our lives. We discover the uninvited opportunity to turn suffering into wisdom and compassion and thus heal and transform along the way.