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.

The Happiness Choice

Happiness in the course of a cancer battle is not merely a random feeling but a conscious choice to be made, and one that often requires effort. Act happy to be happy. It’s worth the effort.

Making the Days Count

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

A Renewed Sense of Value in Life

One of the issues I address in the book is how, in light of the length and depth or our battles, and notwithstanding the passage of time, the renewed sense of value in life and the need to avoid taking things for granted remains. I got a reminder of this fact this last summer. Upstate […]