Researching Your Cancer

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Should you research your cancer?  We say YES!  An informed patient makes an informed decision. It’s your life on the line! It’s up to YOU to be CEO of your health.

This week we look at some bloggers who have taken a pro-active approach to researching, evaluating and managing their disease. And one gentleman, Stephen Jay Gould, who predates the days of blogs, who noticed some interesting statistical distributions that led to a long, productive life. 

From the late Steve Dunn’s, an intro to  The Median Isn’t the Message by Stephen Jay Gould:

“As far as I’m concerned, Gould’s The Median Isn’t the Message is the wisest, most humane thing ever written about cancer and statistics. It is the antidote both to those who say that, “the statistics don’t matter,” and to those who have the unfortunate habit of pronouncing death sentences on patients who face a difficult prognosis. Anyone who researches the medical literature will confront the statistics for their disease. Anyone who reads this will be armed with reason and with hope…”  Click here to read more.

And From The Blogging Community:  



From: Terri Coutee

Blog: DiepCJourney Reconstructing a Purposeful Life

Blog Post:  5 Things to Look for: Hospital, PRS: DIEP flap Surgery



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From:  Tori Tomalia

Blog:  A lil Llllytlhlnin’ Strikes Lung Cancer: living, loving and mommying it up with stage iv lung cancer

Blog Post:  Knowledge is Power




From:  Oliver Bloger, PhD

Blog:  Entering a World of Pink-a male breast cancer blog

Blog Post: Day 29 Familial Breast Cancer and My BRCA Test

Image ©David Jay Photography


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From:  L. Michael Glode, MD

Blog:  Prost8Blog

Blog Post:  Amazing genetics and personalized medicine


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From: BBeth Jo

Blog: Metastatic Me Life and Musings About Metastatic Breast Cancer

Blog Post: There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know  




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