Cancer Survivor Heading To Space

It’s so great to see cancer survivors following their dreams! Isn’t it? Fans of The Voice on NBC and regular readers of this blog will already know that a former leukemia patient, Andrew Marshall, did quite well this season. He survived all the initial rounds on the popular singing competition – battles, knockouts, etc. –…… Continue reading Cancer Survivor Heading To Space

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

Blood Cancer and the Covid Vaccine

It’s been a question circulating among patients for months now. Can the Covid vaccines work in an immune system challenged by cancer? Cancer patients weren’t included in the original studies of the vaccines. I can understand why. They were trying to ascertain if and how well the inoculations worked on the general population, and the…… Continue reading Blood Cancer and the Covid Vaccine