Category Archive: Essays on Living with Cancer

The Scientology Encounter

October 2, 2013 - 2 Comments

Hello to everyone. I just wanted to touch base. I understand that the word is out among some of you that I went to have my lungs removed today and have them replaced with the lungs of a Gibbons monkey. That rumor is, for the most part, false. (Monkeys were involved, but I’m not sure [...]


The Garden Cemetery

December 13, 2012 - 23 Comments

Told his time may be limited, a man tries to find balance between living life and preparing for [...]

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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?

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The Fat Man of Cancer: One Man’s Search for NED

April 12, 2012 - 9 Comments

Recently diagnosed with kidney cancer, a man and his wife attempt to navigate the labyrinth -- with [...]

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Waiting on Cancer

April 11, 2012 - 1 Comment

In the midst of a cancer diagnosis, a man sits in a hospital basement awaiting news of how far the [...]

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Is the government giving up on cancer?

April 10, 2012 - 2 Comments

The U.S. Government seems increasingly wary of supporting expensive therapies for cancer patients, [...]

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