Trading Cancer Treatment for Thanksgiving Many of us make special arrangements in our lives to be able to celebrate the holidays. When your suffering from cancer, you might modify your chemotherapy schedule to be able to enjoy Thanksgiving. And you're also able to step back and look at the life around you in a new way.
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Trading Cancer Treatment for Thanksgiving

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Trading Cancer Treatment for Thanksgiving

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Many of us make special arrangements in our lives to be able to celebrate the holidays. When your suffering from cancer, you might modify your chemotherapy schedule to be able to enjoy Thanksgiving. And you're also able to step back and look at the life around you in a new way.

Blog: My Cancer

A journalist for more than 25 years, Leroy Sievers has worked at CBS News and ABC News, where he was the executive producer at Nightline. You can follow his story and share your own at his daily blog.

JOHN YDSTIE, Host:

Commentator Leroy Sievers was able to eat everything he wanted this Thanksgiving, but he had to make special arrangements to do so. Sievers was diagnosed with cancer almost a year ago, and he timed a break from chemotherapy to coincide with Thanksgiving so he could enjoy it free of side effects. While he was on his chemo break, Leroy Sievers also took the opportunity to observe his experience from a different perspective.

LEROY SIEVERS: I don't think I'll ever forget the image of that man in the bathrobe and that young woman holding onto each other so tightly in the midst of a crowd. For me, that's life as it should be lived.

YDSTIE: Leroy Sievers blogs and podcasts about his experiences with cancer on our Web site. To follow his story and share your own, go to npr.org/mycancer.

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