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Browsing the "San Francisco" Tag

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Together we’re giant: forgetting about brain cancer for a day

Which team is the best in Major League Baseball? The San Francisco Giants, of course. If you’ve read more than a couple posts here on my blog you may have figured out that I am a Giants fan. And lately [...]

July 22, 2012 Surviving
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Baseball: the ultimate cancer therapy

I didn’t grow up in a family that was into sports. My annual exposure to sporting events was the Super Bowl, which was primarily an excuse to consume meatball subs and large amounts of French onion dip. I never played Little [...]

June 18, 2012 In Treatment, Surviving
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Should a 32-year-old with brain cancer save for retirement?

Help me decide: Should one save for retirement when they have an incurable form of cancer with a high mortality rate? There are a few different ways to look at this situation. I could think on the bright side: I [...]

June 1, 2012 Surviving
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Surprisingly, no pre-scan jitters this time

My next MRI is sneaking up on me… I am having an intense work-up on Tuesday (April 17). I will be seeing the *new* neuro-oncologist here in Sacramento for the second time… and this is the first time with an [...]

April 15, 2012 Surviving
Glioma Girls: Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk 2012

Join my team for the Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk

Dear friends, family and people we don’t know: Are you ready to join a crew so fierce that brain cancer cowers at the mere mention of our name? Team Glioma Girls invites you to join us for the Bay Area [...]

February 4, 2012 In Treatment, Newly Diagnosed, Surviving
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To have a slow-growing brain tumor

Three and a half years after my diagnosis my health care system finally hired a neuro-oncologist for the Sacramento area. You’d think the California state Capitol would have a fancy oncologist a bit sooner than that, but apparently neuro-oncology isn’t [...]

January 21, 2012 In Treatment, Newly Diagnosed, Surviving
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A long day

All I can say right now is that today was a great day at the neuro-oncology office. My brain is looking good–hopefully I will have some new pics to share soon. Unfortunately, it was an 11-hour trip to drive there, [...]

July 17, 2009 In Treatment
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Consultation at UCSF

Looking east Looking west Brett, Bob, and I didn’t mind waiting for the appointment. You don’t need a brain tumor to enjoy the view from UCSF neuro-oncology. Just ride the elevator to the top floor and you can see all [...]

June 5, 2009 In Treatment
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Cancer witness protection

I was prescribed a new anti-nausea medication to take during Chemo Week and it’s amazing. In fact, it was so amazing that on Wednesday I went to see Wicked in San Francisco with Mel, I had Thai food and rice [...]

April 9, 2009 In Treatment