My Open Letter to Lung Cancer-Starting Lung Cancer Awareness Month

th Dear Lung Cancer,

You came to our house uninvited and tried to take away our happiness. You threatened to take away my daughter’s mother before she was even ten. Who does that? Why are you so evil? But you didn’t win? A year later we have emerged even stronger as a family. We are closer and have learned to enjoy every day to the fullest. What is most evil about you is that you come with a stigma. Unlike breast cancer that comes with sympathy, you have come with “did your wife smoked?” Gee thanks! Continue reading

Scan is a four letter word!

They say you learn all your choice four letter words by the time you are ten, but at the age of 42 I learned a new one, “scan”. Ok… if you went up to a large inmate and yelled “Scan You”, he would probably look more confused than pissed. But to those of us in cancer world scan times scary times. There is a term for the period before we get scan results, and it’s called “Scan Anxiety“.

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