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Saturday, April 16, 2016

#SocialCurrentSee​▶ #Cancer + #Survival



Note: Scroll the STORIFY slide show (above) for the latest #SocialCurrentSee on topic. ~ @Altaloman via #ALTACITIES
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Survival for 10 years or more from any life-threatening disease is no insignificant feat.  That's why I am grateful to reach that milestone (as of April), now to salute others who have been on this journey since 2006 or beyond, and those who more recently joined the struggle.

The term #Canswerist is not just a subtitle for our #SocialCurrentSee, but it is a fitting acronym for the millions who battle the disease and those who are the caregivers for patients and loved ones, as well as the army of researchers and clinicians who work for find a cure.

 

Monday, April 11, 2016

​#SocialCurrentSee (#BeTheMatch)


Note: Scroll the STORIFY slide show (above) for the latest #SocialCurrentSee on topic. ~ @Altaloman via #ALTACITIES
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Cancer patients and survivors like me, at diagnosis (DX) of the disease, little realize the legion (a literally army) of caregivers and associates to caregivers that come to one's aid in such situations.  Since I was treated primarily at City of Hope, I witnessed first-hand the work of hundreds of doctors, nurses, medical techs, and affiliates for all of the above, noting that there could be a dozen or so other workers behind the scenes that I did not see.  I know that the oncology physician care team alone included at least 12 doctors.

As events unfolded during my active care (between the years 2006 and 2010, I soon found that the census of those who made my survival possible was not counted on a single hospital campus, but the location of caregivers of all sorts extended around the world, a great distance from the Duarte, CA, location at the intersection of US Freeways 210 and 605 in the beautiful San Gabriel Valley.

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