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Keene man finds hope in emerging cancer treatments

By MEGHAN PIERCE
Manchester Union Leader Correspondent

Peter Rooney of Keene has turned his journey with stage 4 kidney cancer into the medical memoir “Immunopatient: The New Frontier of Curing Cancer.” (Meghan Pierce/Union Leader Correspondent)

KEENE — A Keene man has turned his journey with stage 4 kidney cancer into the medical memoir, “Immunopatient: The New Frontier of Curing Cancer.”
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Immunopatient on the Air: Radio Interview about Cancer, Life, Immunotherapy, Lessons Learned

John McGauley is a talented writer, newspaper columnist and now, radio host on WKBK in New Hampshire. I was honored to be his debut guest to discuss my new book,  Immunopatient. I’ve been working on it for several years, and  Hatherleigh Press is publishing it this fall. You can order it here.

 

 

1. Rube Goldberg on a Drunken Bender, or How I Hope my Immune System Fights Cancer

 

Rube on bender

Dr. James Mier called me two days before Thanksgiving to tell me I had two new brain tumors. He delivered the bad news as gently as possible — the tumors were extremely small, they could easily be zapped with high dose radiation, and if all went well, I’d be cancer free once again.

But still, two new brain tumors? I felt I had made so much progress fighting cancer over the last four years, but once again reality was intruding on my plans for healing. I did the best I could to take him at his word, but a question kept nagging at me — does my immune system work in the brain, like it has been in the rest of my body?  Continue reading 1. Rube Goldberg on a Drunken Bender, or How I Hope my Immune System Fights Cancer

These Three Resources Are Helping Me Beat Cancer

This may seem like an strange mix to you, but a website for cancer patients, a guided imagery CD by a retired engineer from Texas, and audio books and CDs by a leading advocate for reducing stress through mindfulness meditation have greatly helped me cope with advanced stage cancer.

Here’s an overview of these valuable resources. Maybe they can help you, too.  Continue reading These Three Resources Are Helping Me Beat Cancer

I’m not religious, but I appreciate your thoughts and prayers

A former work colleague sends me the occasional email to check in, and always mentions that he prays for me every day. A devout Catholic, and a low-key, capable, and helpful telecommunications professional, Steve is one of dozens of friends, colleagues, acquaintances and relatives who has been thinking and in some cases praying for me during my illness. I can’t thank them enough.  Continue reading I’m not religious, but I appreciate your thoughts and prayers