All Posts by Todd

Why you NEED a Second Opinion!

The importance of getting a second opinion is critically huge when you are going through kind of this monumental change, or this monumental experience they call cancer. As a cancer survivor or as a new cancer patient, it’s very critical to get all the information you need in order to make good choices to start […]

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How many stages of lymphoma are there?

How many stages of lymphoma are there? I took a lot of notes from when I was going through treatment and through the entire cancer process. From diagnosis through how my treatment was going to proceed. This helped me learn about my staging. For me, I was staged really, really advanced. That is why I […]

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How close are we to curing Cancer?

I want to have the discussion of how close are we to curing cancer and I want to bring this up because I think it’s important to really have this realization. It is a touchy subject with most of us survivors, especially because we went through it. We have beaten the odds and we have […]

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What is a Cancer Doctor Called?

We’re going to start off with a little cancer 101. For those of you that are new to cancer, we are going to talk about what a cancer doctor is called. This post is geared towards those that are new to cancer or just perhaps just curious.  I wanted to change up what I normally […]

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Questions with No Answers

This is something that is always on my mind, especially since I am always curious and trying to figure out why I asked myself questions with no answers. This topic really comes down to just asking simple questions for whatever reason, whether it’s curiosity or whether it is my ego, trying to make sense of […]

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What is Stage 4 Cancer?

I believe there are a couple of key points that you really need to know in order to understand what it means to be diagnosed as a stage 4 cancer patient. The first thing that you really need to know is that stage four cancer has spread from its origin into other parts of the […]

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How does cancer spread?

How does cancer spread is a complicated issue to understanding from a biology standpoint. But from a survivor standpoint, you get a little bit more information as you go through the process. But I wanted to share the simple way of why and how cancer spreads. By doing this will help give you some insight […]

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What does cancer feel like?

The reason why I feel this is a subjective topic for me because it’s really hard to express exactly what cancer feels like and explain it to someone that may not understand. I’m going to start by telling part of my story. The hindsight part of what I remember 10 or 11 months before I […]

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Is Life harder as a Survivor or as a Patient?

Is Life harder as a survivor or as a patient? Now I see these in chat rooms and survivor support groups as a question. How do you differentiate the two? It’s really pretty hard because you go through a couple of different stages as a patient when you get diagnosed. And then another once you […]

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Cancer Ghost Pain’s

Cancer Ghost Pain’s are something that I really had to figure out what was going on after all my treatment as a new survivor. I became hyper-aware with the understanding of what was happening in my body during that time while I was undergoing all my chemotherapy. Because of this, you learn a lot about […]

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