Friday, June 7, 2013

Taking a Breath

Well, my Dear Reader, you are now up to date with current events. I made it!

Just in time, too. As soon as we had the appointments for consultations set, Wonderful Wife and I started planning a trip. We wanted our family to have some fun together before treatment impacts family life. That fun begins Sunday and will occur where internet access is not readily available. Therefore, Cancer Fun Time! will go dark for most of the next week.

Fear not, though. When I return I can tackle the list of background topics I've collected over the past few weeks:

  • Review the process a newly diagnosed cancer patient goes through, step by step.
  • My favorite cancer book.
  • Cancer lingo: sarcoma, carcinoma, etc.
  • DNA Sequencing for Dummies.
  • The history of anti-emetics.
  • Cancer genetics: oncogenes, tumor suppressors and mutation.
  • Confirmation bias.
  • Targeted cancer therapies.
  • Breaking Bad

I'm sure I'll think of more. Of course, I'll continue the narrative posts as I move into the treatment phase, too.

Meanwhile, please feel free to use the comments (on any post) to correct misstatements I've made, ask questions, or suggest topics we could learn more about together.

1 comment:

  1. An oncologist I worked with once recommended I read "The Plague" by Albert Camus. He felt it represented our society view of cancer. It's also available as an audio book (