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Pale Girl Speaks. Pale Girl Speaks: A Year Uncovered describes Hillary Fogelson’s diagnosis and first year with Stage I, Level 2 melanoma at the age of 25, more than ten years ago. Pale all her life, she was disciplined about annual checkups with a dermatologist. Her dermatologist spotted a mole that she decided needed to be biopsied, to check for melanoma. Melanomas generally are moles or spots that are: asymmetric or differently shaped on one side, instead of evenly round have uneven borders have uneven, patchy coloring are more than 1/4 inch around, the size of a pencil eraser change in... (Read More ...)

What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope Dr. Julie K. Silver, diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38, in 2003, is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. Cancer survivors park, New Orleans, LA (Photo credit: Loco Steve) A physiatrist, she specializes in physical rehabilitation for cancer patients. When a friend of hers was diagnosed with cancer and asked how she could help her family cope, Dr. Silver decided she needed to ask 5-, 10- and 20-year survivors how they and their families had coped. The result was a web site where she asked survivors: How... (Read More ...)

Iced tea, popular throughout the U.S. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Weekly Recap. Sunday, October 7, 2012 Last week, readers spent the most time on: Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor What Not to  Say for New Grandparents Did You Watch Captain Kangaroo? Michael J. Lippe’s Story – Pancreatic Cancer From Incurable to Incredible Last month, readers spent the most time on: Where Did You Go? Out. Are You Your Children’s Storyteller? What Is It About February and Suicide? Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor What Does It Take to Make an Egg Float? Coming up next week: Go Outside and Play. Monday, October... (Read More ...)

Last week, readers spent the most time on: Spreading Love. Poetry Corner Captain Kangaroo. Shown from left are: Dancing Bear, Bunny Rabbit, Captain Kangaroo, Grandfather Clock, Mister Moose, and Mister Green Jeans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) From Incurable to Incredible. Book Thursday. Michael J. Lippe’s Story. Pancreatic Cancer. Book Thursday. Don’t Ever Apologize How to Leave a Journal for a Grandchild. Last month, readers spent the most time on: Where Did You Go? Out. Are You Your Children’s Storyteller? What Is It About February and Suicide? What Does It Take to Make An... (Read More ...)

From Incurable to Incredible. When my children were young, my husband’s family was close friends with a family whose son had a rare brittle bone disease. WASHINGTON – OCTOBER 14: The White House is bathed in pink light for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 14, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) Told he would probably not survive to adulthood, one of the first spots of hope in their lives came when they met a young man in his 20s with the same condition. Now, they knew that survival was, indeed, possible. They established a network to connect children... (Read More ...)

Weekly Recap. Sunday, September 23, 2012 Look for posts next week about radios going out and car crashes, apple trees and sunny windows, poetry and cancer survivor tips. Last week, readers spent the most time on: What Does It Take to Make an Egg Float? You Mean People Didn’t Get to America by Walking Across the Bering Strait? When Does Mommy Become Mom? Did You Have Sugar Cubes or Shots? Did You Ever Drive a Stick Shift? Last month, readers spent the most time on: Letters of Condolence. Email. Where Did You Go? Out. Are You Your Children’s Storyteller? What Is It About February and... (Read More ...)