I Got Genetically Tested For Colon Cancer And It Got Me Thinking

My paternal grandmother, father and two paternal first cousins all died from colon cancer so I started having colonoscopies from an early age, 37. I had five so far and all have been good results. My doctor suggested that I get genetically tested to see if I carry the gene for colon cancer just like…

I Should Be Fed Up, But Remarkably I’m Not

In 2006 when I entered Putnam Hospital Center to have a failed bronchoscopy to determine if I had #Sarcoidosis of the lungs, little did I know that journeys to hospitals and medical centers would become the norm. Later that year I had an open lung biopsy, by far the most painful procedure I ever had,…

Farewell My Brother

I met him when I was five. He was seventeen years older than me, and it was his twenty second birthday. He strode into the house, a thick head of bright red hair, with a moustach to match and the most piercing blue eyes. “Who is that?” I asked my stepfather, wary of the strange…

The Wisdom Of Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is a beautiful, talented actress and a phenomenal humanitarian. Recently, when she learned that she had the gene for breast cancer, she took preventative steps and had a double mastectomy. Recently again, she had a blood test that showed she had markers for possible early cancer, and she had her ovaries removed. The…