I lost another patient to hospice last week. She was 49-years-old. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. She was treated with surgery and chemotherapy and went into remission and stayed there until she died. After the chemotherapy, she stayed anemic. She was weak, didn’t take care of her insulin properly [...]
Two years ago, OC Weekly concert photographer Andrew Youssef was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Two months ago, his oncologists informed him that his diagnosis was terminal. They gave him weeks — maybe months, if he was lucky — to live. Throughout his cancer battle, Youseff kept shooting concerts and writing about his experience in [...]
Youssef was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer in 2011.
An excerpt from Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again. I spent nearly 4 years in the waiting areas and patient rooms of cancer hospitals. I was not the one with cancer but my husband was. He was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. He was only 31-years-old. Continue reading... Your patients are rating [...]
An Albuquerque mother says her daughter's elementary school principal banned her from school grounds for the way she smells. Kerri Mascareno was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in August, and while she's undergoing chemotherapy to shrink her tumor, she's also struggling with the administration at Tierra Antigua Elementary. Read more...
HealthBeat readers may remember the two-part post that I wrote about Amy Berman back in October of 2011. Part 1 began: “When Amy Berman was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer a year ago, she made a courageous choice. Instead of … Continue reading ?
Wed October 02, 2013 It's breast cancer awareness month, but for many survivors it's more than a month. Emily Helck has been reflecting on her chemo-versary. At 28, she was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in the summer of 2012. On her "RTONJ" blog entry "Chemozombie," she writes, "I've been reflecting on the experience. Show More Summary
By Diane Forden for Bridal Guide Last December, San Jose, CA hairstylist, Jen Bulik, received the worst news possible and was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. She and her boyfriend of six years, Jeff Lang, a yoga instructor, decided to marry as soon as possible. Show More Summary
Reblogged from The Sistah Vegan Project: "The other day, I heard that one of my colleagues at work was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Well, serves him right. He has been consuming dead corpses every damn day for lunch. Every other week, he's telling us how he went to some restaurant or BBQ party […]
Maybe I should’ve noticed how she looked. “She” was a new patient, Louise, and she had been diagnosed with stage IV cervical cancer. Only in her 40s, the diagnosis had hit her extremely hard. At her first meeting, she wanted the “truth,” and I had told her what I felt to be most relevant — [...]
Post by Sasha Brown-Worsham In one of the saddest stories I have ever heard, a mother and daughter in Oregon are both battling cancer at the same time. Summar Ruelle, 36, was diagnosed with Stage IV (advanced) breast cancer last year and soon after her 3-year-old daughter Sapphire was diagnosed with Leukemia as well. Show More Summary
In April, 2-year-old Hazel (who has the adorable nickname of “Hazelnut“) was diagnosed with Stage 3 Neuroblastoma, a cancer that requires her to receive 18 months of treatment at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. To have some fun and to pass some time, Hazel, with the help of her family, taped up a sign on [...]
Facebook is coming under fire for its decision to remove photos of women who show their chest following a life saving mastectomy. Cancer survivor Scorchy Barrington was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer and quickly turned to a survivors group on Facebook. According to Venture Beat the New York resident became inspired by the SCAR Project’s series of...
Sharon Jones, the 57-year-old funk/soul singer with band the Dap-Kings, has postponed her upcoming tour and album after being diagnosed with Stage 1 bile duct cancer.
Sharon Jones announced today that she's been diagnosed with Stage One bile cancer. According to a statement by the singer's rep, the stars’ disease has “fortunately been discovered early and has not spread. "It is expected that the immediate...Show More Summary
In February 2013 I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. I was 18 weeks pregnant at the time. This is an ongoing comic about it all. Artist and animator Matilda Tristram is documenting her simultaneous pregnancy/cancer battle both...Show More Summary
Post by Emily Abbate Despite being given just days to live, Marie Sowler has a lot to be happy about right now. Diagnosed with stage 4 leukemia, the 19-year-old's father and sister pitched in with a double bone marrow transplant that failed to work. Show More Summary
New Jersey 19-year-old Marie Sowler was diagnosed with stage 4 leukemia. Her sister and father pitched in with a double bone marrow transplant. Sadly, it didn't work. Marie has been given just days to live Her fondest wish is to meet Kellin Quinn, lead singer for indie band Sleeping With Sirens. Show More Summary
What's going on with Chef Ryan Hidinger and wife Jen and their dream restaurant Staplehouse ? And what's this new non-profit called The Giving Kitchen ? Flashback. At the first of this year, Ryan was diagnosed with stage IV gallbladder cancer. Show More Summary
Post by Joanna MontgomeryI don't know what it feels like to have a child and not have the dark cloud of cancer hanging over my head. I was diagnosed with Stage 3C widespread gynecologic cancer when my daughter was just five days old....Show More Summary