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Human genes cannot be patented – what does it mean?

On Thursday, June 13, the Supreme Court unanimously made the landmark decision to not allow individual human genes to be patented or held for profit, and the entire cancer and general e-patient community took a tentative sigh of relief. But

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5 Things You Should Know about Young Adult Cancer Survivorship

April is Health Activist Writer’s Month and brings the official Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge (#HAWMC). WEGO Health has developed a month of writing to engage the health blogger community in discussion about our individual illnesses.

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This one time, I was on the news

Things got so busy that I forgot to even post my (very brief) interview with Boston’s Channel 5 on here. A 30 minute interview was cut down to 2 lines, a shot of my very messy desk, and a walking

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“Except cancer isn’t so…. considerate”

Christopher Hitchens passed away yesterday from pneumonia as a result of his treatments for esophageal cancer. Many people toe their party lines; self proclaimed radicals are often not too radical at all. Hitchens splayed himself across the political landscape in

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Sometimes I wish I could draw

Because then I would write a graphic novel about cancer, and unfortunately, the stick figure market is already cornered. Despite all of the cancer publications out there, a web comic or graphic novel are not among them. Maybe because people

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PET SCAN IS CLEAN!!!

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I promise I’ll have a real update soon…

But for right now I’m too tired. Three things: 1) The hair is gone. Well, mostly gone. I have about a half inch left and must say I am rocking it. I’m pleasantly surprised by how I look with short

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