Cancer

  Being diagnosed with cancer is very scary.  Having it return is a fear on a totally different level.  On the other hand, many people cope with a recurrence differently than the first time around. There is some familiarity with the health care system, and you have a relationship with an oncologist and their team when you have cancer recur. Some of the changes documented in people who have had a cancer diagnosis are a […]

  This week, I had the pleasure to interview Deborah Wright, APRN, CNS who works in the Phase I Program and Clinical Trials Office at the Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City. We talked about clinical trials, what they are and how they may benefit people who participate in them.  The road to having a drug to treat cancer or the development of a vaccine is complicated and long.  Drug companies and clinicians want to […]

You find yourself diagnosed with a disease like colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, or Crohn’s disease (to name a few) and find out that part of the treatment is a colostomy. A colostomy is a surgical operation where a piece of the colon is brought out an opening in the abdominal wall to bypass a damaged part of the colon. How do you now exercise, make love, go swimming? Some people refuse to leave their houses […]

“Join us for Lisa’s story about being diagnosed with a glioblastoma (brain tumor) and what follows for her life. What are the choices for this aggressive disease and how do you move forward after hearing this news? Lisa shares about how her life changed and how this disease changed her life. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments are for glioblastoma.” To listen to this very informative interview with Dr. Marianne Matzo and Lisa –Click […]

    Deciding to have hospice support is often a very difficult decision for people. Many feel as though they are ‘giving up’ or that they should continue to take treatments. How do you make this decision? This week on Everyone Dies we chatted Chris Sperry who talks with us about his decision to elect hospice support after 10 years of treatment for Stage IV colon cancer that metastasis to his liver and lungs. Deciding […]


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