There’s an interesting story in the NY Times today which says women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent have a much higher rate of breast & ovarian cancer than the general population.
In medical waiting rooms all around town, there’s a magazine called Living with Cancer. Haven’t read it, but I guess I should, because that’s me. Just back from a visit with t
I think there's a toast, or an old Chinese proverb or something, that says, "May you live in interesting times." One could say that recent times have been at least semi-intere
I am so lucky. I’ve been reflecting on the fact that two years ago tomorrow, I heard the well-intentioned gastroenterologist say over the phone, "Adenocarcinoma, stage IV." I
Numbers are good, progress is good, problems are being addressed.
First, the news about the patient whose heart was stopped for over an hour 2 weeks ago. Doctors were thinking
My oncologist just called with the news I've been waiting all day to hear. The CA125 results from yesterday's blood draw are in, & it's again good news. The number is--74! Th
I’m in tears, I’m so happy. Yesterday, had my 2nd infusion of Carboplatin to tackle the recurrence of primary peritoneal cancer. I’d been told to wait until after at least 2 i
BONE SCAN? Check! Good news: "No sites suspicious for osseous metastatic disease are identified." However: "Arthritic change seen in wrists, hands, shoulders, right knee & foo
My last Caring Bridge post may been unnecessarily glum. We got encouraging news from the surgeon yesterday. He thinks the oncologist’s concerns about last week’s CT scan are o
The chemo holiday is apparently over. Big time.
The combination of a rising CA 125 result from blood work, plus CT scan results, plus the opinions of the oncologist and the sur