Welcome to We Can Survive Cancer. I am a cancer (leukemia) survivor who has, over the years, counseled other cancer patients through their journeys. My upcoming book puts that experience to work in crafting a guide for others in their battles against cancer. One of the many things I discovered during the course of my cancer battle and since is that we, as patients or survivors -- or the ones who love them -- are actually a family. We are a community of friends in waiting. We recognize the value of time and are willing to share what we have with each other. That's what this blog is designed to do. In it I hope you will find both information and inspiration. I look forward to taking the journey with you.

Cancer Support Network Interview

I will be making a guest appearance on TREATMENT SOS with show host and author Joni Aldrich (www.jonialdrich.com) on Thursday, April 10th, 2:00-2:50 p.m. EST www.W4WN.com (Women 4 Women Network) and www.W4CS.com (Cancer Support Network). No downloads or Apps needed to listen. Treatment decisions are absolutely critical when facing a cancer diagnosis! These include setting […]

Contributing a Verse

Yesterday it was my birthday.  I celebrate my birthday, even though I am heading toward 50 (ok, I have a few more years).  In truth, I try to celebrate every day.  Why?  Because I owe it to the people who have helped get me here.  I owe it to the people who I met along […]

Find Your Soul

In my forthcoming book, The Layman’s Guide to Surviving Cancer, I speak about the need to “find your soul.”  In the course of a cancer battle, as we trudge through difficult treatments, moments of doubt and fear, long nights and onerous side effects, it’s easy to get discouraged and feel lost.  It can be hard […]

Perspectives, Once Again

A frozen pipe.  A leaky roof.  The stresses of work and raising teenage girls.  These are some of the issues that have filled my past couple of weeks.  My daughter woke me up at 1:30 a.m. the other day and said “The kitchen ceiling is leaking.”  Not a good thing.  So out came the buckets, […]


Each year we make resolution for the New Year. For cancer patients, those resolutions focus on getting through treatments and making it through the next year.