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When the Extraordinary Becomes the Ordinary in Health Care

When the Extraordinary Becomes the Ordinary in Health Care

When asked during a recent AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) interview on Reddit what he thought about spontaneous remission of cancer, David Agus, M.D., was quick to respond: “We need to focus on outliers. The physics world has learned the most by explaining the outliers. We have ignored them unfortunately.”


Outliers – in medical parlance,...

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This Star Won’t Go Out – Book Review

Many of you have read John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" and if you haven't, you should.  It is a remarkable book. Yes, the category is YA but don't let that dissuade you.  There is nothing childish about it. It is a gorgeous, insightful, true book.The girl who inspired Green was a lovely...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
The Ultimate in Contradictions

So today is my birthday. (Mmmmmm.....cartoon cake) Thank you! In case you were wondering, I turn 56. (And I live in California) Now, you might think that would make me happy. (Not the California part - the 56 part.)  And you are so right, ...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Dreams come true

There is more than one person's dreams represented in the above photo When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I wanted to read blogs to find out how people actually managed the treatment and the experience of having cancer.  How bad was t...

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New Book On Cancer Remission Explores Role of Spirituality in Healing

New Book On Cancer Remission Explores Role of Spirituality in Healing

When Kelly Turner began researching spontaneous remission as part of her doctoral dissertation, she did her best to keep an open mind. This led her to the realization that the avenues for treating and even curing cancer are a lot more diverse than one might expect, including a number of thought-based approaches that...

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Cancer Researcher Kelly Turner Redefines Spontaneous Remission

Cancer Researcher Kelly Turner Redefines Spontaneous Remission

For Kelly Turner, a researcher and lecturer in the field of integrative oncology, the realization that spontaneous remission of cancer was even a possibility blew her mind. For the rest of the world, perhaps particularly those who have been diagnosed with cancer, having a better understanding of this largely misunderstood phenomenon could literally...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Thoughts on Life and Health

Recently, a little hummingbird blew off course and smacked into my window.  I have a feeder out back, and I've enjoyed watching two little birds share it over the past year.  I've gotten to know them a bit, so I was quite upset to hear the bang...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Who’s a writer?

Yesterday was my son's 17th birthday.  There have been many, many times over the past four years that I didn't think I'd live to see this birthday, and times when I was right, when I was close to death - yet here I am, and not only that, feeling fanta...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Fat Envelopes

It's college application time around my house - my son has been working hard on essays, answering questions and all that comes with this time of life.  His last application is done, his final interviews are pending, and now....we wait. He's worked ha...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Thank You – and a Recipe

I heard from Healthline and they have declared me the winner of the 2013 Best Blog Contest. I again thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  (The top too, why not?)   Because, it wasn't me who won, I just get the cash!  (Well, actually, my son's ...