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Article Talk: New Movie Tells Gilda Radner's Life Story
April 10, 2019
As a member and volunteer at Gilda's Club Chicago, I find the article made an egregious error and disservice to the organization in narrowing the scope of support provided to "persons with ovarian cancer". A quick review of their website would prove it is much more encompassing and available to men, women and children whose lives have been impacted by cancer, as well as their families and friends, where they can feel they are part of a welcoming community of support.View Original Post

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Article Talk: Treatment for Cancer's Twin Ailment: Financial Toxicity
July 26, 2018
I am considerably older than you and although that doesn't amount to a hill of beans when faced with cancer, I will say it has given me more time to face the reality of bankruptcy and foreclosure in fighting this ugly beast. If I may, I would like to make 3 suggestions. First, reinvestigate Medicare. Last year I was faced with kidney stones, gall bladder removal and a wonderful condition named osteomyelitis [an infection in the spine requiring 6 weeks of antibiotics, taken intravenously, four times daily; I was given the choice of going home to self administer or going to a nursing facility with 24 hour care, room, board and all medications - the tipping point: due to insurance coverage, if I went home ...

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