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NANCYL1
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Hi Rocquie:

Don't think you got this.  Trying again.

Nancy

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Rocquie
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Are you trying to send me a message?

NANCYL1
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Joined: Jun 2012

Hi Rocquie:

Here it is.  Having trouble with computer.

Thank you for the link to "The Emperor of All Maladies."  I have been meaning to look at the clip, and just did.  Sounds very interesting and hopeful.  Ken Burns always does a great job.

Cancer has been like a shadow in my life, since I lost my Father to that disease when I was five and my brother not yet two.    He had cancer of the thyroid and lived about six months after learning he had that disease.  As  I think the clip mentioned, years ago people were afraid to tell someone that they had cancer, and I think that may have happened to my Father.  My family was living in Pennsylvania and he visited the Lahey Clinic in (I think) Boston.   Still there, according to a listing.  I don't know the details, but my mother said that my Father had to "corner" Dr. Layhey to find out what was wrong.  He got the answer:  cancer of the thyroid.  

My Father was president of F. H. Levy, a printing ink company in Philadelphia.  No longer exists, it appears.   He was a chemist and inventor.  My mother said that sometimes he had nosebleeds from working with chemicals, apparently.    He wanted to do research and find a cure for cancer.

Nancy

 

 

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