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.”
Continue reading Keene man finds hope in emerging cancer treatments
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.
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
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
Followup media coverage of President Barack Obama’s call for a “moonshot” to cure cancer has pointed out an interesting fact. It looks like there are two moonshots, and one of them is headed up by Big Pharma. Continue reading Who’s Running the Moonshot (and how many are there)?
With cancer, the anxiety that lurks beneath the surface of everyday life comes rushing to me unbidden at unpredictable moments. Of course I get nervous when I’m waiting the results of my latest brain MRI or CT scans, but anxiety can strike at any time.
Continue reading Coping with Anxiety, aka FEAR
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