The Weighting Game
When I started on REGONIVO at the beginning of August, I knew that Stivarga (the REGO in REGONIVO because the generic name of the drug is Re...
REGONIVO: My Experience
Unless you are a patient or caregiver starting or considering REGONIVO in the future, there is no need to read this post. This is what my e...
REGONIVO: 12-Week Update
Amazing if not miraculous news. The new drug combination I’ve been on for the last 3 months is working, and as my oncologist said when rev...
You Try Pronouncing Regorafenib and Nivolumab Really Fast
In June an abstract was presented at ASCO from a phase 1 study out of Japan. It combined 2 drugs currently being used in cancer treatment ...
How Now Mad Cow
I finally pulled the trigger on a trial, and I will admit it wasn't easy. It was very easy for me to say yes (to that clinical trial d...
The Layers of Palliative Care
By treating the patient as a whole, we ensure the common gaps in care do not get overlooked and the burden of cancer is reduced. I was...
Parenting, Interrupted: Three Tips on Being a Parent With Cancer
As a parent facing cancer, we just want to know that our children will emerge on the other side of our diagnosis and be alright. I cross...
Pardon My Goatee
As my male oncologist and male pharmacist prepped me for the side effects during my first dose of Cetuximab, they down played things lik...
The Ripple of Empowerment
At some point in my youth, my dad told me that secrets can breed shame and shame has power over you. Sorry if you don't remember that da...
My dad texted me the other night to let me know his sister was dying. Her bout with cancer a few years back had returned, and they opted ...
My Dumb Luck Should be Taken in Context
My friend Stacy shared an article written by a cancer survivor about the terminology used surrounding this disease on Twitter. The articl...
Chapter 2: A Plethora of Pustules and Pimples
As I sat in the exam room at the University of Wisconsin, elated at Dr. Deming's confirmation and recommendation I go back on Erbitux (...
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