Posted January 24th, 2014
First and foremost, the book is well organized and indexed, which enables patients and caregivers to easily access information by immediate need or concern.
Posted October 9th, 2013
Micki Myers’ poetic cancer memoir, It’s Probably Nothing, describes her CancerLand experiences – visiting doctors, surviving hospital stays, recovering from surgery and chemotherapy, shopping for post-mastectomy bras – none of which are “funny ha-ha,” in a classically humorous way.
Posted September 10th, 2013
And In Health covers topics ranging from aspects of a couple’s emotional life to the finer points of successfully interacting with your medical team.
Posted April 3rd, 2013
After fifteen years in CancerLand, I know this much is true. After patients hear their doctor say, “I’m sorry, it’s cancer,” they do one of two things.
Posted March 19th, 2013
I use a digital camera and hunt for colorful spring flowers to tune into the artist in me, while ovarian cancer survivor Annette Bennington McElhiney paints an alter ego she has named Althea.
Posted March 6th, 2013
Carolyn Vachani, MSN, RN, AOCN
Author: John Kerastas Publisher: Sunstone Press, 2012 | $16.95 US Information: ISBN: 9780865349087 OncoLink Rating: At first glance, John Kerastas and I couldn’t be more different from one another. For starters, he’s a guy recovering from recent treatment for a brain tumor and I’m a 15 year breast cancer survivor. Then there’s the issue of geography; […]
Posted February 6th, 2013
Somewhere in the middle of reading Looking at Light, a vivid moment from a cancer support group meeting plays back in my head, almost like a scene from a movie.
Posted January 11th, 2013
L is for Lion is one big, beautifully written book, filled with colorful stories about many different things: Italian families, life in the Bronx, lesbianism and treatment for cancer.