Saturday, July 13, 2013


By Shannon Wilkes
From DHOH’s Voyager Newsletter
July 2013 Inaugural Edition

When I was a little girl, one of my biggest fears was waking up in the morning and discovering my hair was no longer attached to my head. For some reason I was under the impression that is how you knew you had cancer, because your hair started falling out! Don’t worry; soon my fears were dismissed with some solid advice from my wise mother.

As I got older, I adopted one other, more common, but still just as faulty, assumption about cancer. I thought that cancer was something only kids or old people got. This time I got to learn firsthand that I was mistaken.