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Tom Marsiljie, cancer fighter and hero, died of colon cancer

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 12:15 pm, Dr. Tom Marsilje exited this world to be elevated into his next. Per Tom’s direct specifications, Becky Keller, President of The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation, will be delivering Tom’s final blog post … Continue reading

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Approaching Lung Cancer With Precision

DAVE KARLIN (second from left) celebrates with his family at the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Walk/Run event in September at Lake Merced in San Francisco. The word “lucky” isn’t generally associated with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. But Dave Karlin … Continue reading

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Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Many of us know someone whose life has been impacted by cancer. Unfortunately, cancer can also occur in our pets. As part of Pet Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles, associate professor, and Dr. Brandan Wustefeld-Janssens, a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist … Continue reading

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I’m Not Afraid of Cancer!

What does it mean to have cancer? I struggle to grasp the answer. Something I blame when I don’t feel well? Something labeled as ‘the enemy’? Something that’s hardly recognizable in scans? Something I never imagined I could have. It’s … Continue reading

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Why I Keep Quiet about Being a Cancer Doctor

A prestigious oncology journal recently published an opinion piece titled, “Why I Keep Quiet about Being a Cancer Doctor.” I was depressed after reading it, because the author self-identified as “someone who deals with the onslaught of disease and despair … Continue reading

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I think it’s OK to be scared

 “I think it’s OK to be scared,” Blackhawks TV analyst Eddie Olczyk said of his cancer fight in an interview on Thursday night. “I still am, because I’ll have to deal with cancer the rest of my life.” Olcczyk began a half-year … Continue reading

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Dinosaur-destroying asteroid might have delivered a cancer-killer to Earth

Over 65 million years ago, an asteroid some 10 km (6 mi) wide crashed into the Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs. Strangely, the legacy of this huge space rock could include a treatment for cancer after scientists from the … Continue reading

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Life is Good!

Brenda Frey,  a breast cancer survivor from Houston, said her breast cancer journey has been energized by the power of prayer and a positive outlook. “Life isn’t easy. Life isn’t perfect. Life is good.” she said, “It is hard. Life … Continue reading

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Tom Marsiljie, Cancer Fighter: It Is About Attitude

The picture above was taken this summer: “I have lost a lot of weight.  I was unable to gain as much jump height as I could last summer. But my “cannonball life” is not about physical abilities, it’s about attitude — and … Continue reading

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May my family’s cancer journey have a positive impact on yours

My sister’s breast cancer diagnosis came when she was only 23 and shook my entire family to its core. I’m endlessly grateful that my sister was able to conquer her disease, but I think a lot about how lucky she … Continue reading

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Tom Marsilje: Adventures in Living Terminal Cancer Optimistically

Tom Marsilje, an oncology researcher, is living with stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC) and describes his cancer fighting journey through his blog. Having a unique perspective as an oncology drug discovery scientist and patient, Tom use his blog to discuss … Continue reading

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How We Can Win the War on Cancer

We are proud to join Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden in their commitment to end cancer as we know it through the work of a new nonprofit, the Biden Cancer Initiative. The Biden Cancer Initiative will convene experts … Continue reading

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How Charles Darwin Helped Me Cope With My Cancer

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, I was inundated with advice on how to cope with this horrifying turn of events: Meditate. Exercise. Visualize happy outcomes. Get massage and acupuncture. Scream when necessary. That all helped. Still, … Continue reading

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Blood test spots cancer a year early

Doctors have spotted cancer coming back up to a year before normal scans in an “exciting” discovery. The UK team was able to scour the blood for signs of cancer while it was just a tiny cluster of cells invisible … Continue reading

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Big Pharma conspired to destroy supply of life-saving cancer drugs by putting profit before people

If you are familiar with the fraudulent practices of the pharmaceutical industry, then you know how much power some of these companies have. Cancer drugs are a multi-billion dollar business. In the past, we have seen Big Pharma use the … Continue reading

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These Animals Don’t Get Cancer, and Scientists Think They Could Hold a Cure for Human Cancer

In trying to find a cure for cancer, where better to look than the animals that experience very low rates of the disease, or don’t get it at all? That’s the thinking behind new research into elephants and naked mole … Continue reading

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Why Cancer Isn’t Going Anywhere

If your life has been touched by it, cancer can seem like the least normal thing imaginable. It disrupts all aspects of life, threatens many things we hold dear, and baffles us with its mysterious ways. It seems possessed with … Continue reading

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Woman uses lemon test to detect her own breast cancer

Erin Smith Chieze was diagnosed with stage-four metastatic breast cancer in January 2016 – a diagnosis that, she says, only came about after discovering what breast cancer looks like as well as feels like. “In December of 2015 when I … Continue reading

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A Personal Note: Cancer & Easter

You may be wondering about the title “Cancer & Easter.” Let me assure you they are related in more than the obvious fact that I’m writing this on Easter Sunday and I’m writing about my experience of having surgery for … Continue reading

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YOUNG CANCER SURVIVOR LEADS KENTUCKY FOOTBALL ONTO FIELD FOR SPRING GAME

He is so energetic and have a look: http://www.espn.com/video/clip/_/id/19160909

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