Cancer In Your Face: Too Much Fundraising for Cancer Research


“When you live in a relationship that you know is toxic and it’s killing you, you need to get out of it or it will literally kill you.” Dr. Leonard Coldwell Too Much Fundraising for Cancer Research – by Dr. David Brownstein My children often wonder why I don’t donate to the American Cancer Society or […]

Cancer: In Your Face – Life, Interrupted: Finding My Cancer Style


One year ago, almost to the day, I asked my hairdresser to cut off 16 inches of my hair. It was a pre-emptive strike. A few days later I would be admitted to the oncology unit at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan to undergo chemotherapy to treat leukemia. Everyone knows that chemo takes your hair. […]

Cancer: In Your Face – Too Much Power For One Word


It’s been a year since I was diagnosed with Leukemia. So far so good, as far as my physical health is concerned. But, cancer has changed me. The big “C” diagnosis has impacted my family and close friends, more than they let on. I see it in their eyes; I hear it in their voices […]

Cancer: In-Your-Face “Time To Let Go”


Labor Day, September 5, 2011 – Today certainly feels like anything but summer; it’s a chilly 55 degrees, windy, with a few drizzles of rain under a classic Michigan grey sky.   Although I’m a bit sad to feel summer slip away I love the cooler temperatures – great for sleeping; yummy soft grandpa size […]

The Compassionate Touch of Oncology Massage


Undergoing treatment for cancer can be an intensely harsh experience for one’s body, mind and sprit. Patients are routinely subjected to being poked, prodded, medicated, radiated and infused often leaving the patient highly disconnected to their own being. On a more spiritual level a diagnosis leads the patient to question the very essence of their […]

CANCER – In Your Face: Allison’s Journey


When I spontaneously started two and a half years ago, I had no idea–not an inkling–that I would ever be writing about cancer, my cancer. Our minds just don’t work like that; I don’t believe they are supposed to. I have tried to live my life as an optimist with dedicated positivity. I’m being […]