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  • Life lessons from the trenches of cancer survival

    By Roberto Loiederman

    September 4, 2008 | 1:36 am

    On my neck there's a large, upside-down L-shaped scar. One leg of the L runs from my right shoulder blade upward to just below my right ear; the other leg takes a 90-degree turn, following the jaw line to my chin. The right side of my neck -- the inside of the L -- looks as if it's...
  • Cancer gives musician a new song

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    September 4, 2008 | 1:31 am

    This time, Charlie Lustman hadn't come to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for medical tests or to endure another round of chemotherapy. Despite having lost three-quarters of his jawbone, Lustman had come to celebrate, to inspire -- and to sing.

    Lustman was at the Samuel Oschin...

  • Eva’s prayer

    By David Suissa

    June 19, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    It's not often you see someone pray to God with all their might for something to happen, and then, when God doesn't make it happen, thank Him profusely and even celebrate.

    My friend Eva Brown prayed to God with all her might.

    She was praying the day she called me a few months ago...

  • Breast Cancer Tips Doctors Don’t Share

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    My mother recently called me with a request: One of the moms at the elementary school she works at was newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Could I give her a call?

    I immediately phoned Susan, a sweet, smart lady in her early 40s. She was weighing her options about surgery and...

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  • Fuzz

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A day before I left for a vacation cruise to Alaska, I looked in the mirror and spied, atop my clean, bald head -- Hair! There wasn't much of it, standing less than one-sixteenth of an inch tall. But when I ran my hand over my crown, I felt the delicious tickle of stubble.

    "It's...

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