She was crying in the change room next to me at the radiation treatment center. It was not a quiet weeping, but a heavy, infectious sobbing that crawled inside me. I didn’t see her. I didn’t talk to her. But I imagined what she might be experiencing. Maybe she’d just learned of her diagnosis. Or,…

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Becky asked Dr. L, the Integrative Medicine cancer specialist, directly, “What are the odds that Tom will get the side effects from his treatment given his age and good health?” Dr. L  didn’t hesitate. “100%” He then paused for a few moments before adding, “We just don’t know which ones will show up and when…

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The prescription bottle of chemotherapy tablets stood beside me through breakfast. I had already removed the first three 500mg tablets and placed them in the overturned prescription bottle cap. Doctor X. and the pharmacist both stressed the need to take them after food was in my stomach. So I finished breakfast and waited a little…

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