Category Archives: cancer

Dance with Me

Quick update for those keeping score at home. Today is day 13 on my new daily chemo ibrutinib and I continue to see amazing results with virtually no side effects. I also had my 2 week oncolodoc check in today and he was equally pleased. My blood work is responding exactly as it’s supposed to. [...]
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OCNJ 10 Miler & Ibrutinib

My first full week with my new oral chemo had me feeling good enough to jump into the Ocean City New Jersey 10 miler. And I felt beyond great. It was just a perfect day with much to be thankful for. Especially my wife Mary Grace for always being ….. everything. I could never do what [...]
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Hope, Belief, Trust, and Science

For over 12 years I’ve lived with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. There  is no cure for this chronic blood cancer today. When things go well, you strive to manage the disease and treat it with conventional therapies when symptoms become problematic. Remission is the perpetual goal. And for over 12 years, we’ve done just that. With [...]
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Day 5 with Ibrutinib

Well, I am most ecstatic to give this update on what is now day 5 of my new chemo drug, Ibrutinib. While proven to be quite effective, there are a number of possible side effects associated with this drug. The keyword for me so far is “possible” because I have felt little to zero side [...]
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A New Chapter

For 12 years I’ve managed my CLL by reacting to flare ups and relapses with periodic chemo treatments using drugs like Bendeka, Fludara, and Rituxan, and megadoses of steroids like Decadron, Prednidone. That accounted for 54 rounds of toxic chemo and God only knows how many steroid cycles over those 12 years. I experienced another flare [...]
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Speaking at National Cancer Survivors Day

If you are Philly local, or want to be for a few hours, come check out what will be an amazing day of celebration. I’ll also be giving away a bunch of copies of my book Relentless Mettle; My Cancer, My Rules at this event. I’d also like to mention that the event organizers asked [...]
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Students of the Year Messages

Last week I had the honor of being the mission speaker at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Students of the Year Grand Finale in Philadelphia. It was an amazing event raising over $200k in the fight against blood cancers. Fox 29 and Penn Medicine’s Dr. Mike Cirigliano was the evening’s emcee. My talk touched on a [...]
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Diagnosis Anniversary

2/24/2006. It’s been 12 years since I was initially diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. That’s 4,383 days. I’ll admit there have been a few of those days where all of the emotions associated with cancer may have gotten the better of me and I felt like throwing something in the Schuylkill River. But the majority [...]
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Bendeka & Teva Pharma Video

Here is the link to an info piece I did a while ago for one of my treatment drugs. The manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, has been using this video internally for a while, now it’s available for broader public consumption on their website. Click to view.
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Two Ways to Help Save Lives

Just sending a reminder to folks that you have two ways to help me in the fight against blood cancers. I’m currently registered for two different events, both of which benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And both of which help save and improve the lives of people living with these cancers. Any support of [...]
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