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Remembering That One Memorable Trip
Whenever I fly I recall my first trip to Minneapolis with my parents in March 2003 when I was 19 years old. My life was stalled, I had dropped out of college and cancer was rapidly invading my bone marrow . Though, physically I felt fine. I felt great. I lo...
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How Not to Raise Your Tween Daughter
As published on The Huffington Post I am the "father" to my nearly-12-year-old bone marrow "daughter." Twelve years ago, I received a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome. My bone marrow donor was an anonymous baby girl, whose umbilical ...
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Why Everyone on the Planet Should Read or Watch ‘Emperor of All Maladies’
I speak at George Mason University every semester. Professor K invites me to share my story with students in her men’s health and human sexuality classes. My memoir is now part of the curriculum for the men’s health class, and Professor K’s students were re...
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A Calorie-Restricting, Coffee-Addict's Love Affair With Irish Coffee
My friends dropped their Irish cream and whiskey shots into Guinness and gulped as quickly as they could before their drinks curdled. Most succeeded, but Downtown wasn’t so lucky. I laughed at him, disgusted at the thought of Downtown’s drink. My decade-lon...
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The Fragility of Life and Lung: My Dad's Severe Pneumonia Story
As published on The Huffington Post The first message arrived midday on a Sunday, picking up the latest in the long paper and electronic trail that chronicles our family's health. Mom , Jan. 4, 12:49 p.m.: Yesterday morning Dad woke up very sick. He has a t...
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My Dad is Sylvester Stalloneing Pneumonia
My dad has been at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center since Friday, January 9, 2015, with the flu and pneumonia. Many of his wonderful family, coworkers and friends have been reaching out to us to wish him a complete and speedy recovery. I decided to ...
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Benjamin, Here’s What Your Year Looked Like!
Apparently my 2014 was too boring for Facebook to create my 2014 Year in Review. Or I didn’t really post anything, leaving Facebook nothing to work with. Regardless, I missed out on something horrific and I hate missing out. So I created my own Year in Revi...
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Join Me Again in Lighting Blood Cancer on Fire
Read the short story below, or skip it and immediately donate to LLS through my Circle of Hope page here . “I read about this cancer-slayer . . .” the emcee said at last year’s Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala before announcing that I won an award ...
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HuffPost Live, I Am with You: Love Letters to Cancer Patients, and Cancervention
Now that March Madness is over I am allowed to be busy. I will be on HuffPost Live today, Tuesday, April 14, at 3 p.m. ET . Don't judge when my makeup isn't up to the standard of Kim Kardashian. HuffPost Live is a live-streaming network that attempts to cre...
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It is Madness Balancing the Adult and Child in Me
“March Madness is the only time when I feel like a kid again.” – my brother, JD Hamburgers' friends, Hamburgers and I  at 2014 March Madness  in Raleigh, NC,  to see University of Virginia crush Memphis I don’t normally watch much television but I make it u...
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Weeks ago I wrote about my dad's pneumonia hospitalization. Today I share what it was like to live in the hospital with him for seventeen days.
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Google+ is kind of baller sometimes. #happynewyear2015  friends.
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    To discuss booking me for speaking, please send an email to Jonathan@cancerslay.in. To discuss potential articles for your site or publication, email me at Benjamin@cancerslay.in.
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I'm the Cancerslayer and I love jellybeans
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I write and speak about health and faking adulthood. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook. You can also subscribe to cancerslayerblog.
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I've never seen CSI or Law & Order
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  • University of Virginia
  • Osbourn Park High School
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