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Jennifer Campisano
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The End of the World As We Know It
I have quite clearly been at a loss for words these past few weeks. Well, I've had words, but most of them aren't fit to print. "WTF?!" doesn't exactly make for constructive dialogue. As I transition out of my role of full-time cancer patient and into whate...

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So Long, 2016
A lot of people in my circles can't wait to see the end of 2016.  And it's not just my circles, is it?  By so many accounts, 2016 was a dumpster fire of a year: So ingrained had 2016-cum-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-year become in our broader consciou...

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Mmmmm, chocolates.

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Cancer Advocacy Update
My friend Beth has been denied the chemotherapy drugs her doctor is recommending she get to treat her metastatic breast cancer. Her insurance company,  +Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan  doesn't think she should have them. They did a cost-ben...

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What Can We Do Now?
Well, that didn't go as I had hoped . I am still troubled by Republican plans to gut the Affordable Care Act, phase out Medicare, and -- in all likelihood -- reduce spending on cancer research. But those are not my only concerns, not by a long shot. Maybe I...

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Get Out And Vote
I wasn't sure I was going to write about this election on my breast cancer blog. I mean, what does politics have to do with cancer or healthcare? Quite a bit, actually. My dear friend Beth is currently in a fight for her life because her insurance company, ...

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My Tribe Will Understand My Memory Issues
I can’t thank this community enough for your support after my last post . I have cried reading through your comments and emails, Facebook messages and texts. I was scared to share this part of my story. I was worried about what it would mean for my identity...

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An Announcement
Last Friday, Quinn's class had pajama day and an ice cream party to celebrate the number of "class compliments" they've received since kindergarten started eight weeks ago. He has grown up so much these past couple of months. He's made new friends and start...
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