Browsing All posts tagged under »Cancer«

Merry Christmas, Amy Berman: Still Going Strong Six Years After Cancer Diagnosis

December 26, 2016

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Way back in May of 2012, I pointed my blog to Amy Berman’s story in Health Affairs.   She had been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in November of 2010.  As a registered nurse and a health foundation executive, she knew better than most what that meant.   Inflammatory breast cancer is incurable, and even with aggressive […]

Merry Christmas, Amy Berman

December 23, 2013

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Way back in May of 2012, I pointed my blog to Amy Berman’s story in Health Affairs.   She had been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in November of 2010.  As a registered nurse and a health foundation executive, she knew better than most what that meant.   Inflammatory breast cancer is incurable, and even with aggressive […]

Ovarian Cancer Wake-Up Call

March 18, 2013

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Read this NYT article.  It could save your life. Suppose you have just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  This is a disease which is usually caught late, with a poor prognosis.  You’re scared, you don’t know too much about your options, and frankly, you aren’t sure what to do. Bottom line, most women stick with […]

Dominican Republic: Right-to-Life Law Kills Pregnant Teen

August 21, 2012

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Article 37 of the Constitution of the Dominican Republic (2009):  “The right to life is inviolable from conception until death.  In no instance can the death penalty be established, pronounced, or applied.” The 16-year-old daughter of Rosa Hernandez has died. The teen was diagnosed with leukemia, in need of an aggressive course of chemotherapy, and […]