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Some things you can take with you

Everyone knows the cliche, ?You can?t take it with you.? Well, I beg to differ. I was on call a couple of weekends back, and since we did a procedure on Friday afternoon, it required a Saturday morning follow-up with the patient at the hospital. I arose early to shower and dress. Being a Satur?day, the dress code is more […]

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Attitude makes all the difference in difficult times

Throughout the past five years of my life I have often been asked how I can have such positive attitude all the time. Let?s face it. I have an advanced stage, stigmatized, kind of embarrassing cancer that nobody wants to talk about. Having anal cancer is no picnic and I must be honest and tell you that I have had […]

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So much more than ?lucky?

With St. Patrick?s Day looming on the horizon of our calendars, I thought it ironic the subject of ?luck? has been on my mind as of late. Recently, an article was published that cited the circumstance of simple ?bad luck? as the cause for most cancers. And while genetics and heredity do play a role in some cancers, the number?when […]

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5-year ?cancerversary? prompts reflection

Feb. 4 is World Cancer Day. This year Feb. 4 is my five-year ?cancerversary.? On this day in 2010 I was told I had stage IV anal cancer and an uncertain, and perhaps short, future. My husband and I reminisced about that morning over dinner last night. We had fried chicken and, as we were enjoying the less-than-healthy extra crispy […]

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Comeback journey

Comeback journey

After a trying year of challenges, Luke Moore is grateful to friends and the community for the support that helped him endure his battle against Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The scar on his right knee is from the surgery to remove the tumor behind his knee and replace inches of his tibia with 4-inch titanium rod. The […]

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