Cancer Series

“Spiritual Opioid Dreams” as featured in Solstice Literary Magazine Fall/Winter 2015

  Solstice Lit Mag is published three times a year and is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to promote diversity of all types in literature and photography. Penny Dickerson is a writer of place, risk, and experimental inspiration. Her current creative direction merges poetics with the nonfiction genre, and she is currently penning […]

MAYO CLINIC: Money woes eliminate Medicare & Medicaid patients

Residents in need of specialized health care have been  blessed to have one of  the countries prestigious Mayo Clinics located in Jacksonville; however, recent state cuts to eliminate both Medicare and Medicaid will literally “cut-off” many who have lost insurance and can’t afford to pay “cash” due to the recessive state of our nation’s economy.  […]

Pearls, Pumps & Purpose: Women’s Empowerment Luncheon

  The hottest ticket in town this past Saturday was the “Pearls, Pumps & Purpose” Women’s Empowerment & Networking Luncheon hosted by the Business & Professional Women’s Federation of Southside Church of God in Christ. Sure, you could have opted  to attend the Jacksonville Black Expo, Edward Waters College Homecoming parade and game, or even ventured to see […]

Protected: African Americans and Cancer: The ugly truth

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Protected: African Americans and Cancer: Dispelling Myths

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Thyroid Cancer and Mammograms (Challenging Dr. OZ)

Link to Dr. Oz article http://www.doctoroz.com/question?query=thyroid+cancer+and+mammograms&qa=1 Link to clarification and challenge by the Elizabeth Wende Breast Center http://www.ewbc.com/news/articles/mammography-amp-thyroid-cancer We all love Dr. Oz.  Despite his authoritative demeanor and hypnotic spiels regarding all things health, I encourage everyone who reads new information about health care trends to read new information about health care trends. Indeed, cancer […]

What’s a cancer survivor like me doing in Ebony? (The back story)

CLICK LINK TO READ MY JOURNAL DEBUT: Cancer is Crazy: Journals in the Raw (Part I) http://www.ebony.com/wellness-empowerment/cancer-is-crazy-journals-in-the-raw-part-1-967#axzz2SScicOu0 First allow me to remind some and initially inform others that I’ve been writing/blogging about African Americans and Cancer for more than two years. I was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma in 2006 after decades of other health related […]