Yes, It Is Cancer: The Importance of Persistence
    March 16, 2009
    Yes, It Is Cancer: The Importance of Persistence

    When I hit my 40s, I was happy, healthy and very, very busy. I was a caretaker for someone I loved. I was writing books. I took up golf, learned about scuba diving and participated in my first triathl…

    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…)…

    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…

    Slash Your Child’s Cancer Risk!
    November 7, 2007
    Slash Your Child’s Cancer Risk!

    Choices we make with our children can strongly influence their odds of getting cancer for the rest of their lives. Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspectiv…

    The Toughest Conversation of All
    September 17, 2004
    The Toughest Conversation of All

    Together, more than 400 brave parents have given us an invaluable treasure: they have shared with us the painful, intimate wisdom they learned going though a devastating personal journey. Learning tha…

    Drugs for Children who Need Them
    February 23, 2004
    Drugs for Children who Need Them

    Pediatricians who treat cancer are poised to petition the World Health Organization to add leukemia medicines for children to the WHO essential drugs list, according to a February 16, 2004 report to t…

    Climb a Mountain, Drink Tea, or Be a Friend
    October 10, 2003
    Climb a Mountain, Drink Tea, or Be a Friend

    In a Herculean effort to draw attention to breast cancer, a group of women climbers, including several breast cancer survivors, reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro this summer.  Through their climb…

    Cancer - Compassion for Dying Children
    February 10, 2000
    Cancer – Compassion for Dying Children

    Tremendous strides have been made in treating children with cancer. I remember the time when most children with cancer died from their illness -- now most live. But we must not ignore those who are st…