Phoenix Cancer Support Network

Hearing I Had Cancer

Hearing I had cancer Some one asked me how I felt when I discovered I had cancer. That question instantly took me back to that Monday after Thanksgiving in 2006. I had gone to the Emergency Room, at a nearby hospital, in the middle of the early morning hours with a severe restricting pain in…

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Winter Berry Smoothie Bowl

Frozen fruit—harvested ripe and frozen quickly—is packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. No wonder diets rich in fruits (fresh, canned, frozen or dried) can help protect against chronic diseases. This easy smoothie bowl is filled with frozen berries, and topped with nutrient-rich toppings. It’s healthy enough for your next breakfast, lunch or filling snack.  …

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“It was at that moment that I realized that, best case scenario, this was a lymphoma and, alternatively, it could be much worse.”

Without warning, as often happens with cancer patients and their caregivers, everything in my life “changed on a dime.” It’s appropriate then, for my 1st entry into the Phoenix Cancer Support Network monthly blog, to give a short accounting as to how I became involved with this wonderful organization. As a practicing gastroenterologist in the…

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advice from cancer survivor

‘I couldn’t imagine dying.’

If you met me today you wouldn’t have any idea that I lost my eighth rib and that my spine had been reconstructed with rods, brackets and several cages. While I will never wear low V-back dresses again or take up golf or skiing, I am healthy and life has never been better. At 68…

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