Emotional Support

When Life Gives You Scars

by Mette de Fine Licht April 19, 2019

Content contributed and originally ran on Mette de Fine Licht’s blog at: http://willpowergirl.com/blog/when-life-gives-you-scars/ How do you put an illness in past tense? In this blog teenage cancer survivor, author and speaker Mette de Fine Licht shares her thoughts about getting over cancer. The illness has left her with a big scar on her right leg. Not to mention […]

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The Second Wind: Surviving Cancer

by Hannah Starkey April 12, 2019

When I think of the word “survivor”, it doesn’t feel like it applies to me. Although I’ve been in remission for nearly three months, it’s still like, holy shit, I had cancer.

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The Freckle Effect

by Erika Jane April 4, 2019

While getting ready for work, I noticed a small lump in my left armpit. Believing I was a healthy, 35-year old female with no risk factors for cancer- I assumed that my body was fighting a germ and went about my day.

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Learning to Be a Brother and Not a Coach

by Nick Giallourakis March 29, 2019

Being a big brother and trying not to yell or coach up your little sibling is probably one of the hardest things to do.  Well at least if your Greek and have a brother who is smarter than you when it comes to all science and medicine topics. 

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Here is How I Owned Cancer

by Champaigne Corfee March 21, 2019

December 7th 2017, that’s the date that the tumor was found in my femur. One of several upcoming dates in the months to come filled with experiences I never imagined I would have to endure. Including January 30th 2018, the day I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma.

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My Childhood Cancer Story

by Danielle A. Cloakey March 7, 2019

Imagine that you are a toddler with cancer, only you don’t know that you have cancer, and you don’t know why your parents keep taking you to the cold scary place where people in masks poke at you with gloved hands.

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I’m in Remission! Now What…

by Mitch Lortz February 20, 2019

Hey there, my name is Mitch and I have stage IV soft-tissue cancer. It’s a real bummer. I got diagnosed when I was 20 and if we’re gonna be honest with each other, it’s put a real damper on the first half of my twenties.

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How Race Can Affect Your Cancer Prognosis

by Marjorie A. Speers, Ph.D. February 19, 2019

Cancer is color blind. It affects adolescents and young adults (AYA) of all races and ethnic groups. Yet young patients in some groups tend to do worse than others. The obvious question is “why?” And the answer is that we simply don’t know. What we do know is that African-American adolescents and young adults are less likely to get cancer than whites of the same age—but more likely to die of the disease.

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Last Known Good: 5 Lessons Learned from a Life Experience

by Vijay Anand February 13, 2019

Vijay Anand is the father Jennifer Anand – author of Jen’s Corner and cancer survivor.  Vijay reflects on being a parent and the feelings that come with watching your own daughter fighting for her life.

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Saying Something: We Survivors Don’t Need Excuses, We Need Support. 

by Marloe Esch February 8, 2019

There are definitely wrong things to say to people with cancer. Take, for example, the comment I received as a chemo patient from a stranger who insisted that I watch a YouTube video on her phone.

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