Pregnant with Cancer

Pregnant Woman

 

After years of debating whether to have a second child, my husband, Mark, and I decided to give it a try. Two weeks later, we found a lump. I was 35.

When the diagnosis of breast cancer was made, we learned how treatment could affect fertility: chemo could jump-start menopause. Doctors wouldn’t feel […]

Where Few Go

 

 

 

 

She came, like a warm breeze, into my life to encourage and to support me. Her love for the Lord and a warm, beautiful, smile was all that I could see.

I was frightened going into surgery number one; but a steady, loving presence was she. As we waited for the […]

How To Act Around Someone Just Diagnosed With Cancer

I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer two years ago. It was a confusing whirlwind where I felt more alive than ever, then flushed with the irony of that, became scared and isolated. And then I just wanted everything to go back to normal.

What I realized very quickly is that people don’t know what to […]

Waiting in the Wings

Hats off to those who wait in the wings, While their loved one goes through cancer. They are there day after day, Wishing they did have an answer…

To help, to assist, to calm the fears Of the one they love so much. But there is nothing that they can do – So they […]

Our Pin Story

   

Order a My Blue Dot Pin

  “Our patients have been so touched by the generosity of My Blue Dots…When we hand out those three blue dots to patients as they complete their course of radiation treatments, it demonstrates we are all united in our fight against cancer.”

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Talking About Cancer, Then and Now

NIH-NCI Cancer Research

Today, cancer tends to be spoken about with openness.

But 60 years ago, the medical approach to the diagnosis and prognosis of cancer was frequently a matter of how to deliver the worst news in the best possible way.

In the 1950s, WNYC Radio and The New York Academy of Medicine produced a series […]

Blood Cancers

Blood Cancer Awareness

March has been dedicated to honor the Red Cross as we celebrate the power of blood in fueling our bodies. However, even such a life-sustaining fluid is not protected against cancer. It is estimated that one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer every 3 minutes and account for 9.4% of […]