Better Late Than Never

Revolutions don’t start with silence. There’s an old saw that says, if you have a problem with someone, and you don’t tell them about it, it’s your problem, not theirs. When we are going through treatment for cancer, it’s inevitable that we will encounter lots of indignities, thoughtlessness, and downright ineptitude along the way. By […]

Compliance Or Manipulation?

The Center for Health Transformation recently published a white paper on The Importance of Medication Adherence. In it, they report that as many as 40% of patients do not take their medications as prescribed, and up to 20% of new prescriptions given to patients by their doctors are not filled at all. Research about medication […]

Blind-Sided: Cancer 101 & Informed Consent

This post was edited on 10/9/14 to update links & make minor text corrections. The Amazon on the left here is Themis, also known as Lady Justice. It appears that, like me, she’s missing most or all of her right breast. She’s also fit and carries a weapon, like any good Amazon. She’s here because […]