The Curse of the Covid Weight Gain

Am I allowed to blame Covid-19 for the unfortunate change to my body mass index over the past year? I think it’s warranted! Yes, I know I’ve been responsible for putting food into my own mouth regularly. And I realize I could possibly have pushed a little harder to get more exercise. But wait! Hear…… Continue reading The Curse of the Covid Weight Gain

Coping Tools – Getting Creative

I posted several weeks ago about journaling, one of the coping tools I’ve been using to help me deal with the many challenges I’ve faced since being diagnosed with lymphoma. Quite a few of my fellow cancer bloggers have done the same. However, given the sheer number of difficult circumstances – side effects, multiple recurrences…… Continue reading Coping Tools – Getting Creative

CAR-T Approved for Multiple Myeloma

Earlier this year, the FDA announced approval of a CAR-T treatment for adults with Multiple Myeloma. Good news for those affected by the disease, which represents up to 32,000 new diagnoses annually in the U.S. according the National Cancer Institute. This chimeric antigen receptor t-cell treatment (CAR-T) is being called Abecma by it’s maker, Celgene…… Continue reading CAR-T Approved for Multiple Myeloma

Who to Trust With Your New Diagnosis

You’re leaving your doctor’s office. He or she has just given you the results of your biopsy. You have cancer! You feel light-headed. Tiny beads of sweat begin breaking out across your brow as a terrible churning starts in the pit of your stomach. You’re making your way out the door trying to wear a…… Continue reading Who to Trust With Your New Diagnosis

Purdue Study – Undruggable Cancer Protein in the Crosshairs

‘Undruggable’ cancer protein becomes druggable, thanks to shrub by Brittany Steff originally appeared at perdue.edu. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A chemist from Purdue University has found a way to synthesize a compound to fight a previously “undruggable” cancer protein with benefits across a myriad of cancer types. Inspired by a rare compound found in a…… Continue reading Purdue Study – Undruggable Cancer Protein in the Crosshairs