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Chatting with Cancer. Living with Cancer.

Chatting with Cancer. Living with Cancer.

Every few days, I call a cancer survivor. Or a cancer expert. Or both. And then I prepare for the emotional fallout.

Did IVF Cause Giuliana Rancic's Cancer or Help Find it?

Did IVF Cause Giuliana Rancic’s Cancer or Help Find it?

Our favorite takeaway: She says her husband doesn’t try to point out people who have it worse off than she does. Rather, he just lets her cry and feel her feelings.

Got a Friend with Cancer? Just Be a Friend.

Got a Friend with Cancer? Just Be a Friend.

The moment she walked through my front door and got a look at my headscarf and drawn-on eyebrows, she burst into tears. That’s when I knew it was going to be my job to make her feel better that I had cancer. Maybe I looked more pathetic than she had steeled herself to see. Maybe […]

Please Don't Wave at the Oncology Floor

Please Don’t Wave at the Oncology Floor

I was the only patient on the oncology floor who was born after President Kennedy was shot.