Allowing Fear to Dictate Cancer Treatment Decisions

Fear

  Last week saw the publication of a study on ductal carcinoma in situ. It engendered a lot of mixed messages as I wrote about here.  Following on from that study, also last week (August 27, 2015) the New York Times published an Op-Ed piece from Dr. Lisa Rosenbaum entitled, Let Fear Guide Early Stage Breast-Cancer Decisions. A version of this same article was printed in the New York edition with a similar, but slightly …

     

When Dealing With Cancer, “Loser” Language Doesn’t Work…

you-have-lost-the-battle

I was very saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Roger Ebert. I, like so many around the world, was impressed and inspired at how he handled his own plight in the aftermath of his cancer surgery years ago that left him disabled and disfigured and unable to eat, drink or speak. And yet, despite his struggles he remained a dominant force in film criticism, blogging, writing (even cookbooks!) and inspired so many of …