Category Archives: Cancer

Celebration Through Action: The Obligation of Information and Communications in a Time of Alternative Facts

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Three years and a day ago a nurse injected me with a lethal chemical cocktail designed to kill any remaining cancer cells in my body, destroying my bone marrow in the process. Three years ago a doctor pushed harvested stem cells directly into my heart where they were pumped to the rest of my body…

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Light the Night with Mission Remission

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Hi! If you are reading this right now it is because folks like you, and thousands more who support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at events like Light the Night. It is through their work and your generous support, that I survived Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Funding supports research and service that lead to treatments and stem cell…

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My Last Cancer Post…I Hope

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Today is my second birthday. Two years ago yesterday nurses were shoveling ice chips into my mouth to minimize oral blisters from a Melphalan injection. The Melphalan was the last ingredient of a toxic chemo cocktail that would kill my bone marrow, and thus my ability to make blood or muster an immune response. In…

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The Boring Patient Audio Book: Epilogue

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I have been posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. This is the last post.You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Epilogue: A Cancer Free Summer

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 17

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 The last post in the series, the Epilogue, will be published tomorrow. Chapter 17: Dear Fellow Cancer Survivor

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 16

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 16: Home

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 15

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 15: A New Birthday

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 14

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 14: Harvest

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 13

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 13: PET Scans and Water

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 12

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 12: ICE ICE Baby

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 11

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 11: Schrödinger’s Cat

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 10

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 10: Dear Doctor

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 7

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 7: The ROC

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 6

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 6: Too Much information

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 5

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 5: My Cancer is Worse Than Yours

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 4

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 4: Dear Bringer of Doom

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 3

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 3: Super Bowl Sunday

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 1

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: https://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 1: Getting to Know You

The Boring Patient – Free to Download

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Last year I published a book on my journey with cancer called The Boring Patient. Since That time I have received incredible and touching feedback on how the book was helpful in others’ cancer experience, or that of a loved one. I have heard from nurses that are giving it away to patients. This kind…

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