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Oncology (INACTIVE)

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  • Book review: 'The Widower's Tale' by Julia Glass

    Book review: 'The Widower's Tale' by Julia Glass
    The Widower's Tale A Novel Julia Glass Pantheon: 402 pp., $25.95 The outspokenly fuddy-duddy 70-year-old patriarch at the center of "The Widower's Tale," Julia Glass' class-consciousness-raising new novel, is a recently retired Harvard librarian named...
  • After Mom's pancreatic cancer diagnosis, every moment becomes precious, strange

    I have always had an obsession with knowing what will happen next. I check weather.com on a nightly basis and have a predilection for scanning the TV listings so that I can plan my Sunday afternoons accordingly. But lately, I've learned that sometimes...
  • Good dogs: The list

    Good dogs: The list
    They're more than man's best friends: They're friends with benefits. Here are a few ways dogs are helping to make our lives healthier, safer and longer. Search and rescue: When disaster strikes, search-and-rescue dogs are never far behind. After the...
  • My Turn: Her father's perfect death

    My Turn: Her father's perfect death
    When people ask about my father's death, I always respond the same way: "Except for the fact that he died, everything was perfect." Perhaps because I am an oncology nurse, they expect a different answer. But after a six-year battle with colon cancer,...
  • My Turn: A bumbling dance with Dr. Web

    My doctor recently suggested that a diminishing number of my white blood cells might signal a serious condition. After eliminating all the usual suspects, he referred me to an oncologist. I wondered whether anyone is ever happy to see the doctor whose...
  • Sweet revenge on cancer treatment

    Sweet revenge on cancer treatment
    I was baptized at Our Lady of Hypochondria Church. When I get a headache, my mind speeds past simple causes, like "sinus pressure," and goes straight to "inoperable brain tumor." If my leg tingles, it's multiple sclerosis; if my heart hiccups, it's...
  • New Avastin tests add to confusion over use in breast cancer

    New Avastin tests add to confusion over use in breast cancer
    In November, following an emotional public hearing some months earlier, the Food and Drug Administration withdrew approval for the cancer drug Avastin for patients with metastatic breast cancer — the late-stage, incurable form of the disease. The...
  • Drug may be near for cancer's companion condition cachexia

    Drug may be near for cancer's companion condition cachexia
    Bonnie Addario didn't even know there was a word for what was happening to her. As if lung cancer weren't bad enough, the 54-year-old had lost 30 pounds off her normally 130-pound frame. Her life was limited to her husband's Barcalounger, where she had to...
  • Live chat: sex and the prostate patient

    2007-07-30 14:00:50.0 Administrator2: Welcome Dr. Lue, and thanks for chatting with us! 2007-07-30 14:00:55.0 kjohnson: Hello, my name is Kathryn Johnson and I read the article and wanted to know why proton therapy was never mentioned as a treatment...
  • Anna Gorman chat transcript

    2007-04-13 12:51:04.0 Administrator: Hello everyone, thank you for coming to the chat. We're starting a bit early so please send your questions. 2007-04-13 12:51:12.0 Helen : I have the BRCA2 mutation. I inherited the mutation from my Dad. He passed away...
  • Children's hospice in danger of closing

    Children's hospice in danger of closing
    At this late date, about the only thing Mary Stark can protect her son from is bad news. Brandon is dying. He spends much of the day in an old La-Z-Boy recliner that his father rigged on wheels. A NASCAR quilt his mother made is tucked up under his chin....