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HPV16 Cancer Side Effects Include Blogs And Memoirs

    If you chose to be ‘The Face’ of anything, few would choose cancer of any kind. Be the face of something grand, something happy, something exciting. But cancer?   Add ‘The Face’ of an STD that leads to cancer and you’ve got HPV16 cancer. The same culprit for cervical cancer in women leads […]

WHAT SEVERE ILLNESS MEANS TO OTHERS

  Under the category of ‘Who Knew’, severe illness opens the door to compassion. And it’s not all about you.   Talk between cancer survivors is one thing; talk between a cancer survivor and someone untouched launches other topics. Some survivors are good listeners, others see the open door and rush right through.   That […]

HEALTHCARE COSTS, INSURANCE MISTAKES

    Did anyone notice a senate vote on healthcare costs from insurance mistakes? It happens everyday across America. Has it happened to you? On a regular basis throughout my healthcare adventure with HPV16 throat cancer I’ve been billed by mistake. Take yesterday for example.

HEALTHCARE VOTE FOR CANCER COURAGE, CANCER COWARD

What are the chances of any U.S. Senator feeling the pain of cancer, or any other pre-existing condition? John McCain is front and center with a brain tumor. Let’s watch his healthcare vote to decide if the rest of America deserves the same medical attention as a U.S. Senator. This is the Navy flier who […]

CANCER MEMOIR, WRITING THE EXTRA SECRET TABOO

    Vice.com published a piece with a funny headline in 2012: Cancer Memoirs Are Breaking Out Like the Plague Now it’s 2017 and I’m writing a cancer memoir. Still funny? Yes, it is.

HPV16 EXPLAINED BY WASHINGTON POST, HPVANDME.ORG

    There’s no fake news about HPV16 explained in the Washington Post, even if you wish it weren’t true. A story headlined, “What men should know about cancer that spreads through oral sex,” ran April 2 this year. Impressive stuff to jump start Head, Neck, and Throat Cancer Week. What should they know? What […]

CANCER TECHNOLOGY TO THE RESCUE

How far has cancer technology come? The machine in the picture delivers radiation therapy, radio therapy, prescribed by radiation oncologists. It looks like it belongs on the wing of a jet. Standing about six feet tall, five feet deep, it hooks into the patient related gear in the treatment room. I used to show up […]

PORTLAND P16 NECK CANCER VS WARRIOR WIVES

What’s the best weapon to use against Portland P16 neck cancer? A kick-ass wife. Does it take a case of cancer to know if you’ve got a warrior wife?

CANCER EDUCATION, PAIN MANAGEMENT, LIQUID OXY

I am a sore throat expert. It’s a benefit of neck cancer education after I graduated from treatment. Of all sore throats in the history of sore throats mine was the worst, said everyone with a sore throat rated above an 8.5.

SECOND OPINION: WILL THAT BE ONE CHEMO OR TWO

From cancer.org: Cancer cells tend to grow fast, and chemo drugs kill fast-growing cells. But because these drugs travel throughout the body, they can affect normal, healthy cells that are fast-growing, too. Damage to healthy cells causes side effects. Side effects are not always as bad as you might expect, but many people worry about […]