Dr. Wendy Harpham is a doctor of internal medicine, cancer survivor, and award-winning and best-selling author of books about cancer: Healthy Survivorship, recovery and late effects, and raising children when a parent has cancer. She is also a public speaker, patient advocate, and mother of three.
In my post about a promising technology for cancer patients, I expressed concern about a mother's comment that if the treatment her son is now receiving doesn't work, "'we have the home run in the back pocket.'”
In 1993, my long-term prognosis was terrible. I reassured myself that my prognosis was based on groups of past patients who were in similar situations, and not on Wendy Harphams with blue eyes, brown hair and a freckle on the left elbow.
Now, according to a NYTimes article, scientists are moving closer to developing those needed clones.
You're probably familiar with the classic signs of a heart attack (pressure or squeezing sensation in chest, radiating to left arm and/or jaw, worsened with exertion, relieved with rest, associated with shortness of breath). You probably know what to do, too: Go immediately to the ER.