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Stage 4 cancer and a brain tumor: Five simple lessons for how I've learned to live in the present

Apr 04, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

I've got a gnarly scar on the back of my head, and my five kids think Dad's haircut is hip. Last month, I survived my third surgery for melanoma. This time, it was a brain tumor, stage 4.

For the next three months, I will be taking a combination of drugs (immunotherapy), which, we are told, has a 50 percent chance of containing the melanoma for the rest of my life. Since it is a coin flip, my oldest says we should bet on heads for two reasons: to honor my head and because I don't have a ta...