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March 30 - Spaying the Difference

Today’s factismal: Spaying a cat or dog reduces its chances of getting breast cancer by 85%.

One of the more interesting things about cancer is how ubiquitous it is. 183 more words


Fuck Cancer, Part 1, probably

Not long ago my father Bob, who is 78, had surgery for bladder cancer. Turns out he still has cancer. He will soon undergo radiation treatment, most likely at Vanderbilt. 33 more words


Suddenly, I have somewhere to be...

Before I get going, I have to preface this with the fact that I’d take my dad back in a heartbeat, as he was at the end of his life. 562 more words

Building my Caseload

I came onboard at the Cancer Institute at a great time.  Because of spring break the doctors rotated time off and days outs as well as not having many new patient consults.  750 more words

Social Work

Danny and Annie's 27-Year Romance. THIS is Love.

Danny Perasa, a horse-betting clerk, and his wife Annie, a nurse, went to StoryCorps in 2004 to recount their twenty-seven-year romance.

As Danny and Annie remembered their life together from their first date to Danny’s last days with terminal cancer, these remarkable Brooklynites personified the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people when we take the time to listen. 35 more words


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Blood transfusion

After the panic of the low platelets, mum ended up not being seen by a doctor until the morning after. So much for rushing her to A&E then… 71 more words


Generation Z Leads New Philanthropy Push

The philanthropy bug is hitting younger and younger, according to experts, in large part because of young people’s facility with technology and networking with peers and on social media. 328 more words