Emotional Support

  • Amanda Maggiotto

    My Cancer Journey: The Good, The Bad and The Funny

    Nearly five years ago, shortly after my 27th birthday, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As you can imagine, my world was turned upside down. With my notebook in hand, I met with lots of doctors and had lots of discussions about my plan of action.  I decided to take an aggressive approach.  I opted […]

  • Anonymous

    Cancer Saved My Life

    Her words slammed into me and I gripped the sides of the paper-covered table to hold myself steady, holding her gaze as I processed the four syllables that washed over me again and again. Like a riptide that held me under, I fought my way to the surface only to be pulled below once more […]

  • Anita Fernandes

    8 Symptoms of PTSD in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors

    Survivors of AYA cancer have been exposed to a traumatic event and the effects of their experience can persist for many years after successful treatment. In many cases, AYAs who survive cancer seem to suffer no long-term emotional and mental effects at first but show signs of PTSD in later years. Symptoms of PTSD in […]

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

    Adulting: Finding a Primary Care Provider

    The dreaded day had finally come – I had to find a new primary care provider….I don’t know about you, but this was the first time in my entire life I’d had to find a doctor. As a kid, my mom always took us to someone. With cancer, my pediatrician set up my initial oncology […]

  • Jennifer Anand

    The Post Cancer Letdown

    You finished your cancer treatments! Yayyy! The world is your oyster! Get out there and kick butt! It should be the happiest and best time of your life- now that you have one again. But for myself, and so many others, it’s not. I’d say it’s the second worst day, right behind the “You have […]

  • Jennifer Anand

    My Music Story

    I don’t know what your incredible goal/talent/desire was. But I know that you, dear cancer friends, will face the same struggles. The struggles of not being as accomplished as you once were. The grief of mourning your dreams that will never come true.

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