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Five year cure, …really?

Five-year relative survival rates describe the percentage of patients with cancer that are alive five years after their disease is diagnosed. Use of 5-year survival statistics is more useful in aggressive cancers that have a shorter life expectancy following diagnosis (such … Continue reading

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The Rest of the Story…

From Mikelle to Four Square Team Captain: “I wrote again.  I realized that I needed to tell “The Rest of the Story.”  It’s about the truth of my grief, what I’ve been through.  If you choose to publish it, my … Continue reading

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Lessons of losing a child to cancer

As the weeks dwindle down to mark one year of losing my son, Ryan, to cancer, I have been looking back and thinking hard about what I’ve been taught, or should I say, what was thrown in my lap to … Continue reading

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We are Soldiers of Cancer

Behind every soldier there is a family who makes sacrifices so their spouse, father or mother can serve our great country.  Ryan’s family is one such family.  Even in the shadow of pain and adversity, they are giving back to … Continue reading

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