Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ted Kennedy = attention to cancer

I was of course very sad to hear about Ted Kennedy's diagnosis of brain cancer. But it is prompting some useful attention to cancer issues. Given that there's been a major oncology conference happening in the past week also, there's been lots of useful cancer news. Here's my favorite one for today:

From CNN, a terrific piece on "what to do when you're diagnosed with cancer." It is a terrific road map for the steps that need to be followed in those first, crazy, terrified days.

Next, be sure to check the comments section from my last post, where a kind reader posted the web address for an article on how vitamin D helps with breast cancer treatment.


Anonymous said...

Step 8 on what to do should be check this wonderful blog. TYTB!

teh4 said...

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