A well-worn phrase in the world of medicine is, "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras." The idea is that when you're trying to make a diagnosis, focus first on the most likely possibilities, not the rare and exotic (and often more fearsome) ones.
Well, Sen. Edward Kennedy wound up with a zebra.
After his seizure last... Read more
A Note from Doug Haberstroh: This will be the last entry. Keri's struggle ceased. Her love, her memory, her being will live on forever in me, our families, and our friends. Her life was too short, and if I could have changed places with her I would have. If meaning I had to do it all over again just for one more minute with my Baby, I... Read more
From Ali McGraw's unapologizing romantic in "Love Story" to Debra Winger's wise-cracking daughter and mother of three in "Terms of Endearment," movie cancer patients usually die a beautifully poignant and peaceful death, or else, are so sick, they are beyond treatment and simply count down the days before they pass.... Read more
After enduring four grueling rounds of Taxol during my chemotherapy treatments, imagine my disappointment upon learning that it may have all been for naught. Current research lead by Dr. Daniel Hayes of the University of Michigan indicates that Taxol may not be effective treatment for early stage, hormone sensitive breast cancer. ... Read more
"The tumor is malignant..." "You have breast cancer..." "I am sorry but..." Whatever the phrase that was used to tell your loved one that she has breast cancer, it is a tremendous shock. Both the patient and the caregiver will have all sorts of emotional reactions throughout the treatment process. In... Read more