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The Secret History of the War on Cancer

It is not often that you find a person who gets it right. Dr. Davis, PhD, MPH, is Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburg Cancer Institute. Dr. Davis has distilled into this book, her lifetime experiences and studies of what has happened in the War on Cancer in the…

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Kaiser Laughs at Stage IV Cancer

I don’t remember exactly when this first occurred to me, but I knew I was going to die. And soon. Stage IV cancer has that effect. I believe it was when one of the kind and loving nurses at Mease Countryside Hospital advised me, confidentially, to not undergo chemo. I’m just saying, I wouldn’t, she…

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Outfoxing the Grim Reaper

We’re back. Thanks in great part to your compassionate thoughts and prayers, after a year almost to the day, Carolyn and I are just now out from under the likely death sentence that is cancer. Death sentence? A bit dramatic, isn’t it? Much depends on how much you love life. A year ago, Carolyn fought…

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On the Trail to Cancer Survival: Carolyn’s Stem Cell Transplant Multiple Myeloma

As you’ve read in past Suddenly Senior columns, just a year ago today I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable but treatable cancer of the blood and bones. My oncologist told me, “Don’t Google it. You’ll just scare yourself.” Google it? I didn’t even know how to spell it. But cancer had taken my…

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The Origin of Cancer

Why it’s a Challenge to Live to 100 in the US. It’s not that long ago, I remember viewing a program which discussed how some medical researchers identified half a dozen villages around the globe where the villagers all lived into their 90’s and beyond. They went to these villages searching for the magic elixir…


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