What Is Glioblastoma (GBM)? My Friend's Experience.
GBM is a malignant glioma that is a deadly type of cancerous brain tumor. My friend was 74 when he was diagnosed with this condition.This article is an account of his final odyssey on Earth.
How Cancer Has Changed My Perspective
Perspectives change over time, sometimes due to circumstances and getting older. Cancer is forcing my perspective to change as well. What I took for granted shouldn't be taken for granted, and I need to adapt to whatever is coming down the pike.
Six Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer
Getting diagnosed with cancer can be a great shock to the system. If you've been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, there are some things you should know. These are some of the things I wish I knew when I was diagnosed with cancer.
My Husband's Experience With Esophageal Cancer and Esophagectomy
When someone in your family is living with cancer, everything changes. In 2018, my husband was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. This article chronicles his experience from having difficulty swallowing to having an esophagectomy.
The Pain of Mastectomy: What to Expect and How to Cope
A mastectomy causes both physical and emotional pain—not just from the surgery but because of the lifestyle changes it requires. Knowing what to expect can help, and so should these tips for adapting to your new body.
Keeping My Family Together Through Cancer, Alcoholism, and Adultery
After undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, I thought our family had been through the worst. Unfortunately, I was wrong. This is the journey of our family through pain, and depression—and back out to the light.
The Best and Worst Gifts for a Cancer Patient: Tips From a Survivor
Hold the flowers, please! What? No “get well” cards? Learn the secrets for assembling the ideal gift or care package for a cancer patient, while avoiding dangerous blunders.
What Are Chemo Curls? Hair Regrowth After Cancer Treatment
This article talks about what happens to hair after chemotherapy has ended and your hair starts growing back.
My Sister Had Bone Cancer: What I Learned About It
Bone cancer has few symptoms. When my sister received her diagnosis, I learned a lot about the symptoms, treatments, and how to help a loved one cope with this condition.
Nourishing Snacks and Drinks for Cancer Patients
Cancer patients often struggle to maintain a healthy weight, and a lack of appetite can also make the problem harder to deal with. What should you eat when you can hardly eat anything? This article offers suggestions for various nourishing snacks and drinks that can help to prevent weight loss.
Hair Loss During Chemotherapy: My Journey With FEC-T
Losing my hair as a result of FEC-T chemotherapy was devastating in ways I did not anticipate. This is my story.
Signs & Symptoms of Uterine Cancer (Cancer of the Uterus): My Mother's Story
Know the symptoms and warning signs of uterine cancer. Read about my mother's story of having uterine cancer that spread to her ovaries and lymph nodes.
My Journey With Thyroid Cancer: Diagnosis to Follow-Up Procedures
If you have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, here are the things you need to do to make informed decisions regarding surgery and treatments.
Moles Versus Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know About Melanoma
Do you often freak out about your moles? Moles are common, but some types can be cancerous. Make sure you know how to keep track of your moles and which ones to watch out for. Read on for some easy tips on telling the difference.
How to Comfort the Terminally Ill: A Patient's Perspective
Visiting a person who is terminally ill can be intimidating. I know this from personal experience; I had a brain tumor and spent over half a year in and out of the ICU. Read on for my thoughts on comforting a terminally-ill loved one.
How I Discovered My Basal Cell Carcinoma (Skin Cancer)
This is a personal account of my discovery of basal cell carcinoma, the dangers of ignoring it, and the surgery that could have been avoided.
My Journey Combatting Skin Cancer With Efudix
In this article, I will share my journey with Efudix skin treatment. I've included photos to show how my skin changed and notes about how I felt throughout the process. I hope that reading about my experience will help anyone undergoing the same treatment.
Bladder Cancer in Men, Dark Black Spots, and BCG Treatment
This article describes a struggle to get proper treatment for a father with bladder cancer. If you or someone you know is infected by BCG, seek an infectious disease specialist.
We Lived in a House Made From Asbestos in Australia
Do you know if your house was built using asbestos? If it was built before 1990, it likely was. This is the story of how we found out our house was built from asbestos. We did not know of the health risks while living there.