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“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” This, one of English writer Rudyard Kipling’s most famous quotes, is from a speech Kipling presented in 1923 to the Royal College of Surgeons in London. He metaphorically compares … Continue reading

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Dr. Peter Bach describes himself in this way: I’m a doctor at a cancer hospital, so I’ve taken care of many patients who have breast cancer. I run a group that does health-care-policy work, so I know how patients with … Continue reading

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ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott offered his acceptance speech for the Jimmy V Perseverance Award, during the recent national broadcast of the 2014 ESPYs. The award is named for Jim Valvano, a college basketball coach and ESPN broadcaster who died of … Continue reading

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The S word. Most anyone affected by a breast cancer diagnosis knows of the S word. Survivor. After treatment ends will I become one? And is that all I will be? The same questions often circulate through the minds of … Continue reading

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. CANCER ISN’T A BATTLE, A FIGHT. IT’S SIMPLY LIFE – LIFE RAISED TO A HIGHER POWER. So says a cancer patient in a revealing column appearing in The New York Times. As the author demonstrates, the language we use … Continue reading

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