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Cancer Schmancer: The Nanny Confronts Cancer After a diagnosis of uterine cancer, which turned out to be slow-growing, non-invasive, Stage I, Grade 2, Fran Drescher was admitted to Cedars Sinai Hospital in LA for surgery, including a hysterectomy and appendectomy, on June 21, 2000, at the age of 42. Fran Drescher during a press conference for the charity ball dancer against cancer (Palais Auersperg, Vienna) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) One doctor had told her that politicians and celebrities get the worst medical care because no one wants to give them bad news. So, there were advantages and disadvantages... (Read More ...)

Shari Lewis. Shari Lewis’s birthday is January 17. Lewis and her puppets Lamb Chop and Charlie Horse from The Ford Show, 7 April 1960. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Tomorrow, Shari Lewis would have been 80. She was born on January 17, 1933. She succumbed to viral pneumonia on August 2, 1998. Her career began in 1952, at 19, when she won first prize on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts television program. In March, 1956, Lamb Chop was introduced on the Captain Kangaroo Show. By September of that year, she had her own show, “Shari and Her Friends.” How many of her puppets, besides Lamb... (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 ...)