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‘Pink Ribbons Inc.’: Patients Need Help, Not Hype

Pink ribbons. Pink food. Pink trash bins. Pink feather boas. Pink blenders. We’re drowning in pink, and not just in October. Everyone with eyes knows that Breast Cancer Awareness “Month” starts in spring and keeps chugging along until Thanksgiving. Between … Continue reading

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The healing path of dresses and waffles

I recently bought a sewing machine. Yes, I know that these days it’s cheaper to buy finished clothing than to buy cloth and sew a dress yourself. But I bought a sewing machine. Compounding the horror, I also bought a waffle … Continue reading

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Ovarian Cancer Drug Fail (and that’s the good news?)

How bad is ovarian cancer? Here’s how bad: A drug that fails to prolong the lives of ovarian cancer patients was just declared the biggest breakthrough in 15 years. According to results of two international clinical trials, published last week, … Continue reading

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It Is Still September. Not Pink. Teal!

It is still September. It is still Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Our color is not pink. Our color is teal. My friend Christie Buckner died at age 39. My April 2010 post about her on Politics Daily prompted so many … Continue reading

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The Man Who Saved My Life

[updated July 5, 2011] Today I got a little emotional at my annual checkup. Come with me on the way-back machine to August 9, 2001, when severe abdominal pain sent me to the emergency room: “Everything Changed,” originally published in The … Continue reading

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Mom Has Cancer. Her Son Reacts.

My friend Julie Levine had everything I lacked: A charmed childhood, beautiful kids. I might have envied her had she not been the nicest person I ever met. And, therefore, a magnet for cancer. (On an Internet bulletin board I … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Edwards: Topic No. 1 for a Coupla Sick Chicks Sitting Around Talking

The post you are reading is not the way this project was supposed to begin. My friend Julie and I had talked about a project with the working title: “Coupla Sick Chicks” (with apologies to the 1981 play, “A Coupla White … Continue reading

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