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Oncscathed: Primordium

Everything has a beginning. Before the beginning came the antecedent conditions. Creation of cancer requires some conditions to arise in the body first. While some cancers show a clear connection to genetics, Lymphoma shows little.* Lymphoma does shows correlations with … Continue reading

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Oncscathed: Of Two Minds

No journey would be complete without some wrong-way turns, some questionable outcomes, something that the hero’s superpowers don’t work with, leaving him ( or her) to rely on their personal virtues, intuition and situational/self assessment to overcome adversity. In this … Continue reading

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Onscathed: Seeing Clearly

The hardest thing about the descent into the cancer world was a surprise, like almost everything else in the cancer journey. It wasn’t “faith”, or physical pain, or even a lack of resources. (this time, at least) Paradoxically, it was … Continue reading

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Oncscathed: At the Crossroad

The day I received the diagnosis from the biopsy: malignant. Right there metaphorically appeared a crossroad ahead. One direction led to conventional chemotherapy. And the sickness that comes from the toxic effects of chemotherapy. Another direction led to early death … Continue reading

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Oncscathed: Dreamlike Appearance

Fourteen months ago, a biopsy came back positive for NHL cancer. Three months ago the CT scan showed No Evidence of Disease. Between those two mile markers lies the collective set of experiences that are recalled as ” the cancer … Continue reading

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Onscathed: Cancer and The Chakras

This cancer journey demanded an “all in” approach. Body-mind-“spirit”- energy system. Nothing left out. The whole enchilada. But I didn’t realize it at first. Yes, cancer can be healed. But not the way I started out… The healing process did … Continue reading

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Oncscathed: Two Worlds of Cancer Treatment

The cancer treatment world is really two separate worlds, based on two divergent belief systems, two different views of how the body works, what causes cancer and therefore how to treat cancer. One world sees cancer as a genetic disorder, … Continue reading

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Oncscathed: 12 Questions to Ask Your Oncologist

What is the goal of the chemo ? Is this a cure ? What are the chances that the chemotherapy will work for this cancer? What chemosensitivity will you use to determine which chemotherapy agent to use ? What is … Continue reading

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Oncscathed: Momentitos

Somethings just stand out, like jagged shards of ice thrusting up from under a blanket of fluffy new snow. Moments can be like that, brief noticings caught sharp and brightly held in mind. A few moments from the cancer journey … Continue reading

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Oncscathed : Journey Parallels Between Cancer and Spirituality

Top 10 ( plus one) journey parallels between cancer and spirituality… The appearance of the issue is surprising, and upends any pre-existing sense of comfort or complacency. Conflicting truth claims challenge what may have previously felt like a cozy epistemological … Continue reading

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