About the Renal Tumor Program at my hospital
    March 4, 2009
    About the Renal Tumor Program at my hospital

    As some of you know, a while ago my oncologist and surgeon, David McDermott and Drew Wagner, asked if I'd be willing to be videotaped talking about what I think about the Renal Tumor program they offe…

    Marshalling your resources, and a parting thought
    August 8, 2008
    Marshalling your resources, and a parting thought

    When you're facing a harsh disease, use every tool at your disposal. Cancer brings a hefty load of communication. Set up a support community (more…)…

    The importance of your attitude and feelings
    August 7, 2008
    The importance of your attitude and feelings

    A positive attitude is good for your immune system. One nurse in my ACOR peer group wrote, "Patients who are engaged in their care and actively seek out knowledge and the best treatments automatically…

    Understanding the statistics you read
    August 6, 2008
    Understanding the statistics you read

    Statistical analysis is a vital part of good medical research. But it's equally vital that patients and caregivers not get misleading impressions from the numbers they read. (more…)…

    Cancer is no longer a death sentence
    August 5, 2008
    Cancer is no longer a death sentence

    I'd heard a lot about cancer in the news, and I'd known a few people who had it. But when it hit me, the only question that mattered was, am I going to die? (more…)…

    We can easily fix the shoulder, but...
    August 4, 2008
    We can easily fix the shoulder, but…

    After a simple shoulder x-ray on January 2, 2007, I learned out of nowhere that something else had shown up in my lung. Ten days later we knew what it was: Stage IV kidney cancer that had spread throu…