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

Andrew Marshall Proves He’s a Survivor on The Voice

Leukemia survivor Andrew Marshall continues to move forward in The Voice competition. Last week, he left Blake Shelton’s team after a brief stay only to be snapped up again for the Nick Jonas roster. Singing Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up,” his rendition was meaningful and heartfelt, no doubt a reflection of the adversity this…… Continue reading Andrew Marshall Proves He’s a Survivor on The Voice

Leukemia Survivor Competes on The Voice

I know this is a cancer blog not an entertainment website! Don’t worry, I haven’t become confused. BUT, I was just streaming the latest episode of The Voice when I got a pleasant surprise. A contestant named Andrew Marshall was heading into the battle rounds. In advance of the performance, the show ran backstory snippets…… Continue reading Leukemia Survivor Competes on The Voice

Blood Cancer and MRD Discussion

After my first successful chemotherapy regimen, I remember the meeting with my oncologist very well. My PET scan came back clear of disease. I was psyched. I was ready to celebrate! But my doctor was surprisingly guarded. Instead of using the word remission (the word I was saying over and over), she chose instead to…… Continue reading Blood Cancer and MRD Discussion

Find Your (Cancer) Tribe

If you’re newly diagnosed, you probably have a tribe already – your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues. You may think you’re set with a robust support system in place. While your current tribe will be an important part of your cancer journey, trust me, it’s a different kind of clan you need now. You don’t…… Continue reading Find Your (Cancer) Tribe