Writing About Cancer #IWSG

It’s the 1st Wednesday of the month again. That’s when I take part in Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group. I…

X-Ray, CT Scan, & MRI

X-RayAn X-ray is the most commonly used imaging scan for most people since it is simple, safe, and low cost.…

Undifferentiated Tumors:

Undifferentiated, A Definition (1)A term used to describe cells or tissues that do not have specialized (“mature”) structures or functions.…

Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic SystemYour lymphatic system is part of your circulatory system AND your immune system. It’s a network of vessels…

Immune System

What is your immune system?The immune system is your first line of defense against infections, both viral and bacterial, as…

Drug Resistant

One of the things we learned early on in Dan’s cancer journey was that even if a treatment worked, eventually,…

Biopsy

I recently went to the dermatologist for a full exam. As a bonus, she removed a small lump that I’ve…

Asymptomatic

The earlier cancer is detected, the more easily and effectively it can be treated. Asymptomatic, or “quiet” cancer often spreads,…