Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) – September

Well, here it is! The month that reminds me how lucky I am to have received so much wonderful care thus far in my lymphoma journey. I’m incredibly thankful for all the research which has provided amazing treatments. What we need now, of course, is a cure!! Because it’s Blood Cancer Awareness, we have multiple…… Continue reading Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) – September

Copanlisib+Rituximab Shows Promise for Some Lymphomas

According to the American Society of Hematology (ASH), findings from phase III of the CHRONOS-3 trial testing a combination therapy using copanlisib and rituximab reduced the risk of progression or death by 48% compared with rituximab alone. The study was open to participants who had relapsed Indolent B-cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, including follicular lymphoma, small lymphocytic…… Continue reading Copanlisib+Rituximab Shows Promise for Some Lymphomas

Humor – Coping Mechanism, Anti-Doldrums Agent

I was planning on putting together a lengthier post on the subject of humor as a coping tool, and I still may. However, l feel like posting something now. I was recently reminded of my transplant experience, which made me chuckle. I know that doesn’t sound like a funny memory, but with the high stakes…… Continue reading Humor – Coping Mechanism, Anti-Doldrums Agent

Sarcoma Awareness Month

A sarcoma diagnosis is rare in adults but fairly prevalent among children with cancer. The disease forms in various types of connective tissue and can therefore arise almost anywhere in the body. While sarcomas can sometimes be eradicated with currently available treatments – surgery, chemotherapy, radiation – roughly 50% of cases don’t respond. Thus, it’s…… Continue reading Sarcoma Awareness Month