First, get the news that you have cancer and are about to undergo a treatment that will make you very sick. Now, try to sit down and write a memoir about your experience that contains some wry humor and ties it all into a narrative arc... Read More
You probably don’t need to sit pondering silently in deep thought for long to think of your own personal story with cancer. Perhaps a family member or close friend dealt with the disease, or maybe it happened to you personally, as it... Read More
Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Margaret Cahill’s memoir, Under Cover of Darkness: How I Blogged My Way Through Mantle Cell Lymphoma (O Books). We are offering this as part of our special focus this month on cancer. Talk about... Read More
My father died of cancer at 53. My mother barely survived breast cancer at 45. And like a dutiful son, I caught the cancer bug last year at 53—stage 4 throat cancer—it’s a family thing. Lots and lots of families. One hundred years... Read More
Cancer does not care how tough you are or if you are sensitive to the pain of treatment. How a cancer patient copes, though, depends very much on those around her, from nurses and doctors to family and friends. They help set the tone for... Read More
Since one in eight US women (about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, it is little wonder that many authors have dealt with the topic eloquently. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re... Read More
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