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The Grace Walk

The Grace Walk By Robin Schoenthaler, MD Over time she’s become accustomed, in a bemused sort of way, to the slam-shut silence that descends when she mentions to new acquaintances

Margaret Stephens Coe

The phone rings I check caller ID Is this the call I dread? Will I hear what my mammogram read? A biopsy is ordered to check the spot Oh Dear

Erma and Dixie

In honor of women’s history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer. IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER – by Erma Bombeck (written after

My Ovarian Cancer Story

Alice Stone wrote this story for a program called Survivors Teaching Students which is organized by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Each month a group of ovarian cancer survivors meet

Only a Word

The word Cancer has a difficult burden to bear. It is a word that carries tremendous meaning for many people. It has been cried over, scoffed at, screamed about, and

My Cancer is a Baby Gorilla

Almost every one I know who has cancer has an analogy for their disease. It is a way to visualize it, to make sense of it and to frame it

When you go to Sloan Kettering

When you go to Sloan Kettering armed with books and articles that fill your heart with dread after a long and little bit frightening trip on the bus and a

Swimming in the Warm Pool

Do you remember the first time you walked past a mirror and were startled from the shock of your own beauty? You didn’t mind at all accepting the gifts the

Ask for Karen

If your best friend of forty plus years has the loving idea to buy you a massage at the Chelsea Pier Fitness Center in New York City on 19th Street

Hope is There

Hope is that sliver That glimmer That string to grab onto No matter how deep you may sink There is always hope Even in the darkest of places There is