The CURE® article is a personal narrative about something that really needs to be seriously addressed – the sharing of potentially life-saving family health history information.
You can buy it at your local home store or garden center, or it might already be planted in your yard. It’s pretty and it’s pretty toxic, too. In fact, it’s recommended that you keep it away from kids and pets. But it has played a role in treating cancer and saving lives for almost 60 years.
Since the readers at CURE are already acutely aware of cancer, I created another coloring page to hopefully distract them from the fact that World Cancer Day was coming up.
Share the article and art. And flap your wings.https://www.curetoday.com/view/cancer-and-the-butterfly-effect
Since art can be such good therapy for those struggling with a cancer diagnosis, I’m going to be creating a number of coloring pages for the readers and contributors here at CURE®. I know my late wife found coloring the pages I often created for her to be a welcome distraction when she was undergoing treatment for BRCA2-associated breast cancer.
my wife to a hereditary cancer that was very preventable was unbearably
heartbreaking. And the heartache is never more keenly felt by my
daughter and me than during the holidays.
My wife is no longer alive to celebrate the holidays because some members of her family did not value a blood relative's life enough to share what would have been life-saving genetic sequencing information. So, in memory of my wife, I have become a very determined hereditary cancer awareness and prevention advocate in the hope that I might save a life or two and prevent a hell of a lot of suffering and sorrow.
As part of my love and advocacy, I create content for Cure Today, a publisher of cancer care resources. For the holidays I wrote a story that I hope you will take a moment to read.
And accompanying my story is a holiday art activity with a message about cancer that I hope you’ll share...
CURE's Facebook post:
Please read my December 1, 2022 article at Cure Today:
This particular article was inspired by children's book author Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Thought Bubble video about kindness. Since it wasn't linked in the article, click on the image below to view it:
Thanks to the Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation for giving my article a shout-out on Facebook:
Are you aware
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Probably. It's hard to
miss all the "pinkness." Well, here's a link to my brutely honest
rant blog post and cartoon about one aspect of it at CURE Today from a cancer-caregiver-now-cancer-widower's point of view
Hereditary Cancer Demands a New Medical Discipline
This oft-forgotten part of the Hippocratic Oath helped to inspire me to write the article:
"I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure."
Cancer, Bears and Fierce Compassion (and drawing) Drawing Was a ‘Creative Reprieve’ During My Wife’s Cancer
Was I a Good Enough Cancer Caregiver?
Standing on My Hereditary Cancer Awareness and Prevention Soapbox
Father of a Previvor: A Father's Day Story
Patient Advocates Represent a Much-Needed Lifeline for People Who are Dealing with Cancer
Cancer Centers Need a Room for Rage