Author Archive: Chris Battle


A big man with a lead pipe, a bone scan and a drug called Cabo

December 10, 2012 - 15 Comments

What's it take to get a bone scan? Well, first you have to get by the big man with the lead pipe.

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My Illness — from My Daughter’s Eyes

October 27, 2012 - 49 Comments

How do you tell your child that you are dying?


Scopolamine? Bring on the Crazy

October 15, 2012 - 10 Comments

Our intrepid cancer traveler tries out a new drug and faces the potential for psychosis and [...]

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October 10, 2012 - 25 Comments

Cachexia is a difficult word. It’s pronounced kuh-KEK-see-uh, but you could come up with any [...]


Boo! Run for Life – Help raise some funds for kidney cancer research

September 24, 2012 - 2 Comments

Help raise some money for kidney cancer research by running in this year's Boo! Run for life!

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A word of thanks to my friends and family

September 21, 2012 - 20 Comments

Thank you to all of my friends and family who have helped me stay focused and positive as I fight [...]


Bronchoscopies and Sputum

August 17, 2012 - 1 Comment

Thanks to a camera coiled down my throat, we see a white mass blocking my left lung's main airway, a [...]

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My own pulmonologist, and my own demon monk

August 12, 2012 - 19 Comments

So. I’ve got an "intraluminal ploypid lesion in my bronchus intermedius." Possibly a cancerous [...]

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Radiation Good Times: Face Masks, Tattoos and Transformer Robots

August 3, 2012 - 16 Comments

Pretty cool day, all in all. I got to make my own face mask (though they refused my request for a [...]


Georgetown and Radiation Bombs

August 1, 2012 - 20 Comments

Our intrepid cancer traveler finds yet another new hospital, doctor and treatment plan. This one [...]

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