Cancer and the Holidays

Posted December 3rd, 2021

For people who are living with cancer and experiencing an often emotional roller coaster, the holidays can bring the blues. These times with friends and family are exactly the ones we want to cherish even more than before cancer, but in reality, they can leave many of us feeling overwhelmed. Families and friends may” be […]

Karen Arnold-Korzeniowski, BSN, RN

The Survival List

Posted June 13th, 2019

Each patient’s survival story is different. A diagnosis of cancer can quickly consume your life. Between appointments with your providers, imaging tests, treatments, calling your insurance company, trying to figure out employment and financial issues, cancer can easily take up most of your days, weeks and months. I walked this journey with my aunt all […]

Extreme Ownership: How Cancer Patients Lead and Win

Posted September 6th, 2016

After Hubby was diagnosed with late stage prostate cancer, we recruited a full team to help us face down this disease. Gary was the coach; I signed on as assistant coach. In their best-selling book on leadership, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win, former Seals Jocko Willink and Leif Babin have this to say: “Leadership is the most […]

Our 9/11

Posted September 12th, 2011

Those of us with cancer battle our own wars. No commandos or spy satellites working for us, just nurses, doctors, researchers, family and friends.