In This eUpdate:
What's So Funny About Cancer?
Rebuilding After Breast Cancer
Do I Know the Lady in the Picture?
Finding a Good Life After Cancer
 

Mark Dryden  
What’s So Funny About Cancer?
by Mack Dryden

I’m a comedian and a two-time cancer survivor, and I make people laugh about my experiences with the disease until their faces hurt. Unusual job, true, but I want to convince people that it’s not only okay but also a duty to laugh if you’re touched by cancer.
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Rebuilding After Breast Cancer
by James H. Boehmler IV, MD

Breast cancer will affect nearly one out of every six women during their lifetime. The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 mandates that insurance companies provide coverage for all breast reconstruction surgeries, including symmetry procedures for the other “non-cancer” breast.
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Survivor Photo

Do I Know the Lady in the Picture?
by Pamela Estes, Survivor of the Week

A girl with a short, choppy haircut looks back at me. She’s not young, not old, but dangling somewhere in between. Do I know her? Is she a part of my past, perhaps an old friend, or just someone I thought I once knew?
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Finding a Good Life After Cancer
by Roger Granet, MD

You are in remission, perhaps even cured – congratulations! Your cancer treatment has been a success. Yes, it was emotionally and physically depleting, but now it’s all over, and you can just go ahead and live your life and forget about the past. Wait a minute. It’s not quite that simple.
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