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IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Mother Didn't Tell Me She Was Dying of Cancer

I walked into my mother’s hospital room expecting to find her at least cognizant, if not her usual buzzing self. She’d undergone surgery a few months earlier for broken ribs and vertebrae and had dealt with a touch of bronchitis, but both issues were resolved without incident as far as I knew. … Continue reading Source link

Cancer now beats heart disease as top cause of death in 22 U.S. states

A new report out today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cancer is now the leading cause of death in California and 21 other states, surpassing heart disease. Back in the early 2000s, only Alaska and Minnesota lost more lives to cancer than heart disease. And back in the 1950s, heart disease deaths were overall 2.5 times the number of cancer …

I’m a Christian with Stage IV Cancer, And I Want Death with Dignity

I’ve had cancer now for four years. I was diagnosed with stage-three lung cancer in 2012. It was a surprise to my family and to myself. I don’t smoke. I exercised regularly. I was 58. I didn’t expect to still be here. But my mantra is: no coincidences. God has a plan for what I do and where I … Continue reading Source link