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When Life Throws You Cancer: The Patient is Still a Person

August 19, 2019

Three of our young adult cancer survivors discuss what kind of support they needed from family and friends after their cancer diagnosis and during treatment.

Emotional Support

  • Olivia Clarke

    Moments of Humor During Sadness

    I’m sitting in my oncologist’s waiting room because I pulled the short end of the stick and have a noon appointment. For you cancer pros reading this you know that you must have either the first or the last appointment of the day and even that last appointment is chancy.

  • Matthew S. Newman

    Starting at the Finish Line

    Strength was not about physical size; it was something that would show its face at the toughest of times. It is rooted down in our souls, and it is what warriors are made of.

  • Nick Giallourakis

    Eight Days Cancer – A New TV Show

    I had the privilege of catching up with TV producer Charles Mattocks this past week and talk about his new show airing January 4th, 2020 on FYI Networks called Eight Days Cancer. Why should the Elephants and Tea audience care about this new TV show? Those that read Elephants and Tea know all about the […]

Wellness

  • Jay Carter

    Just Keep Moving: The Benefits of Staying Active During Treatment

    At 26 years old, I was at the peak of my physical fitness. When not at work, you could find me lifting weights in the gym, or outdoors running trails. My social outings consisted of tennis matches and wake boarding sessions on the lake.

  • Angie Giallourakis

    Mom’s 6 Tips: Staying Well During Cancer Treatment

    We know that a cancer diagnoses is incredibly stressful and frightening. A person’s emotions are usually over the top – and yet, we know that in order to survive this horrible ordeal the patient needs physical and emotional nourishment while in treatment.

  • Marloe Esch

    Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

    What we put in our bodies can have a major impact on how we feel throughout treatment, so it’s important to think of good nutrition as part of your treatment plan, and to make it a priority. 

Jen's Corner

  • Jennifer Anand

    Cancer Triggers

    I was sitting in church, intently listening to the sermon, when that familiar tickle hit my throat. You know the one. Somewhere on the side of your throat where normal swallowing won’t reach. Followed by an intense coughing fit, which for me will be followed by loud gagging sounds.

  • Jennifer Anand

    Turning 25

    Living with cancer. On Monday I’ll turn 25. It doesn’t seem possible that just 7 years ago I never would have dreamed of reaching this birthday.

  • Jennifer Anand

    Thank you Caregivers: A Father’s Day Letter

    As we continue to focus July’s content on caregivers, Jen Anand digs out from her archives a letter to her Father thanking him for all the help and support he has been during her cancer journey.  This is a big thank you to all the amazing caregivers out there!  We can’t do this without you. […]