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Emergency!

For years we have preached to cancer patients to find a qualified oncologist who believed he could successfully treat you. Now, more than ever, those words are vital! Curable individuals are being told, “There is nothing that can be done” or “The treatments are worse than death.” It is terrible to believe that individuals might be dying unnecessarily Continue Reading…

Meditations to Extend and Improve Life

The following thoughts, to be read daily by a cancer patient:

  • I realize the power within me is greater for me than the power of another. That I have the power to control my thoughts and that my thoughts control my feelings and the way I see the world around me.
  • I realize that negative thoughts create negative experiences and positive thoughts create positive experiences. Therefore I now decide Continue Reading…

The Cancer Application of David and Goliath

We are all familiar with the story of how little David slew the giant, Goliath. As David approached Goliath, Goliath said, “Come to me and I will feed you to the birds and the beasts.” Continue Reading…

Support – That Vital Ingredient

Cancer is a unique disease in many ways. One of them is that it affects the entire family and friends. Another is the fact that support is a vital factor in the recovery process. Therefore, this article is directed toward the family and friends of cancer patients. Continue Reading…

Searching for Support

Numerous clinical trials validate the benefits of a cancer support group. There is little doubt that individuals attending a support group live longer than those who do not. But even greater than that is the fact that those attending a support group have a substantially better quality life. And in my opinion, quality of life is the most important factor Continue Reading…

Stress Reduction Through Support Groups

An individual diagnosed with cancer today has slightly better than a 50% chance of being cured. Your goal must be to swing that pendulum as far toward 100% as possible. This must be your aim regardless of the statistics for your particular type of cancer. Continue Reading…

Where Did We Go Wrong?

We have been brought up to believe the United States has the finest medical system in the world. We have the most advanced, modern, skilled physicians with the best equipment and latest drugs. Apparently that is untrue. Continue Reading…

Informed Decision

Every cancer patient is entitled to make an informed decision. While it sounds so simple, it is possibly one of the most difficult aspects in getting started in the right direction. Being told that nothing can be done, that surgery is required tomorrow or take these pills and come back in 90 days is not making an informed decision. Continue Reading…

Patient Responsibility

In discussing the idea of mandatory second opinions for newly diagnosed cancer patients (www.blastcancer.org) a cancer support organization came to the conclusion that the patient must be responsible for his/her own body in lieu of another Federal or state regulation. That’s only logical. If I don’t care that much about my life, why should anyone else? We all hate regulations Continue Reading…

To Tell The Truth – just for fun!

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Dick Bloch was a guest on the game show, “To Tell The Truth” in 1966 — FUN! Continue Reading…

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