Caroline Hale, of Nashville, is an incredibly articulate recent college graduate who is an exemplary cancer survivor. I was delighted to have her as a guest on our Cancer Survivorship webcast earlier this week, sponsored by Vanderbilt Medical Center. We asked Caroline if she would write a guest blog. She responded with her usual passion [...]
As you may know, I am a 13-year leukemia survivor and delighted to take no medication and live a full life every day. Because of the many interviews I do with experts it has hit home that I am at higher risk for other cancers, very late effects of the powerful medicines I took in [...]
For 13 years I have been a patient who has interacted with the healthcare system quite a lot – fortunately not an excessive amount in recent years as my leukemia has been in remission. And since 1984 I have interviewed thousands of other patients and healthcare professionals. I have probably heard more healthcare stories [...]
I am just back from Denver, Colorado with my almost 16-year-old daughter, Ruthie. We paid a three day medical visit to The Children’s Hospital there (a beautiful new facility) and also National Jewish, the nation’s top allergy hospital.
Ruthie has had stomach pain, inflammation, and iron absorption issues since 4th grade. It has been a [...]