Living with Cancer

May 21, 2006
(was 03.20.2005)

When Meg Gaines was diagnosed with terminal cancer, her doctor told her to go home and think about the quality, not the quantity, of her days.  Instead she grabbed him by the bow-tie and said “I don’t think you understand.  I intend to live.”  Today Meg Gaines is helping other cancer patients stand up for the rights – and their lives.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge how to live - and live well - even with cancer.

  1. Katie Paul on Ovarian Cancer

    Cancer patient Katie Paul has ovarian cancer and describes how the disease has changed her life.

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  2. Dr. Mark Clanton on Target Treatment Drugs

    Dr. Mark Clanton talks with Jim Fleming about new directions in cancer research and the new targeted treatment drugs.

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  3. Meg Gaines on Fighting Cancer and Healthcare

    Meg Gaines is an attorney who was diagnosed in 1994 with terminal, inoperable ovarian cancer. She is now cancer free.

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  4. Pete Daly on Melanoma

    Pete Daly is a melanoma patient who talks about living with cancer.

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  5. Rachel Naomi Remen on "Kitchen Table Wisdom"

    Rachel Naomi Remen tells Steve Paulson it’s important to treat the whole person, not just the disease and says she has no idea what happens at the end of life.

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  6. Paul Stoller on "Stranger in the Village of the Sick"

    Paul Stoller is an anthropologist who studied sorcery with the Songhay people in Niger. Years later he developed lymphoma and only then did he understand some of what his teacher had been trying to teach him.

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