This week I celebrated my 11th year after CLL diagnosis and remain – post treatment, as best as I know, cancer free. I was in a clinical trial almost seven years ago and it worked!

As part of my celebration I am hosting a 1 hour free-ranging online talk show with my doctor, Dr. Michael Keating from University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. It will be next Monday, April 16th from 10-11 am Pacific, 1-2 Eastern. You can find it live at Patient Power or

I will always be indebted to Dr. Keating for his expertise in CLL and applying it to my specific situation. When I was diagnosed I thought I would soon be dead. And while I do not know the future, I have certainly had some great years and appreciate how modern treatment has benefited me.

I hope you have something to celebrate too!