Author Archive: Dena Battle


Will you help us say thank you – and save lives?

March 5, 2013 - 3 Comments

March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month and March 30th is Doctor's Appreciation Day. Will you help [...]


Some background on Cometriq (Cabo) with regard to kidney cancer

February 21, 2013 - 19 Comments

We've received some questions about the drug Cabo and how others might get it. Here's some [...]

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Tomato, tomahto, pneumonitis, pneumonia

November 9, 2012 - 10 Comments

As confusion set in about the difference between pneumonitis and pneumonia, we decided what the heck [...]


A tough month or so

September 17, 2012 - 27 Comments

Inconclusive results from our second bronchoscopy and the latest results from our CT scan leave us a [...]

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Why our decisions in the fight against cancer sometimes seem so easy

July 23, 2012 - 9 Comments

I often hear from people: “I don’t know how you do it.” I expect most people have a very [...]

The burden of uncertainty and the search for a new cancer treatment

April 3, 2012 - 32 Comments

What do the doctors say? That’s what people keep asking us now that Chris’s third treatment [...]

A surprise CT scan AND a surprise uterus

March 16, 2012 - 16 Comments

Our latest, unexpected CT scan confirms our current treatment isn't working and we need to look to [...]


Goodbye MDX-1106, Hello Sutent

September 9, 2011 - 6 Comments

Today, we learned that Chris’s disease has progressed again – that while the MDX-1106 perhaps [...]

Chest Tube Cocktail, with a Lung Wedge Twist

December 20, 2010 - Add Comment

I can’t tell you how proud I am of Chris. He’s endured a lot this week, followed all the doctors [...]

We Survived Lung Surgery!

December 17, 2010 - Add Comment

Chris's lung ended up looking like the belly of a great white shark. Doctor's found a license [...]

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