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Balancing the need to conserve energy and it being unfair for the entire Facebook & Twitter social media Universes to know the latest on me while you don’t, I am simply...

An incredibly intense series of events have been happening to me medically over the past month – life changing events for both me and my family.  Things were happening so quickly,...

Pain. I’ve been very fortunate over the past over 4 ½ years since my cancer diagnosis.  I had some pain immediately before my diagnosis from my primary tumor but ever since...

As long time readers of my blog know – I have been in a quandary since I was diagnosed with (presumably cured) Stage 1 melanoma in January 2015.  That diagnosis, even...

Photo graphic courtesy of STAT News, Photo by James Cuevas I hear questions all the time for an update on my personalized “neoantigen” immunotherapy research project – a project I first wrote about...

Hope – it is such a simple, yet complex word. A short word that is easy to explain on the base-level but it can be incredibly complex to comprehend all the...

You know those moments in life when something so unexpected, so exhilarating & so meaningful (all wrapped up in one) happens – that each time you think of it you get...

To begin with, my CT scan was good – my tumors are shrinking from the FOLFIRI + Avastin chemotherapy I am currently taking!  I have had a 4 week break –...

Back on June 4th I celebrated my 3rd Cancerversary, based upon when I was first diagnosed Stage IIIC CRC in 2012.  As someone who is recurrent Stage IV, technically I have...

There have been a series of strange coincidences & twists of fate during my cancer journey but one that happened last week ranks up there with one of the most amazing…...