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Online Comfort For Real-World Cancer Can Be Surprisingly Sweet
National Public Radio

Felicia Friesema had seen the signs of brain cancer before. Her husband Steve Julian wasn’t just forgetting his keys on the kitchen counter, or having another of the myriad brain farts we often associate with middle age. He’d stop in the middle of a sentence, like he’d just hit a brick wall. And that was that.

“It wasn’t that kind of gradual onset that Alzheimer’s is,” Friesema recalls. “It didn’t sound or feel like dementia. This was so sudden — and it was very eerily similar to what happened to my aunt, my tia Gloria,” Friesema says.