A stay in the hospital is not on most kids’top 10 list,but it’s often a necessity for young cancer patients. Now,the redesigned and expanded MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital will make stays easier on children.
When the idea to expand the Children’s Cancer Hospital and centralize its services became a reality,[...]
By Brandie Sellers
The recent revelation that Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy and reconstruction to minimize her chances of developing breast cancer is causing quite a buzz. It seems that the public is supportive of this measure.
As for me,I don’t know what I would do in her shoes.
I don’t [...]
I wasn’t always able to give blood.
The first time I tried —as a high school senior,many years ago —I fainted after the finger stick to check my iron level.
I didn’t even make it to the donor chair.
This was at a blood drive attended by many friends [...]
A fact sheet that explains the process of grouping cancer cases in categories (stages) based on the size of the tumor and the extent of the cancer in the body. NCI Fact Sheets
By Linda RyanBecause I had recurring cervical cancer after seven years,my two experiences with cervical cancer were very different.
When I was originally diagnosed with cervical cancer,I was 36 years old and the mom of two boys. We weren’t sure our family was complete and were hoping for another baby when [...]
A fact sheet that discusses tumor grade and its role in prognosis. Explains concepts like normal cell biology and cell differentiation. NCI Fact Sheets
By Allyson Hendrickson
On our fourth wedding anniversary,I gave my husband the happy news that we were going to be parents. Our son,Cole,was born in January 2002,followed by two more boys,Cade in 2004 and Austin in 2005. I began to refer to the boys as my “little cowboys,”and [...]
By Staci WaitesIt’s no secret that cancer treatment can cause changes in your appearance. Experiencing those changes in front of middle school students,however,can be a challenge.
In addition to being a mother,wife,sister and daughter with cancer,I am also a middle school teacher.
That means I had 400 [...]
By Anne Balson
“Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes.”–Author Unknown
My appendix ruptured the summer after my freshman year in college. This was a big deal back in the fifties;I was in the hospital for over a week.
The nurses made a tremendous impression on me –all starched and serious [...]