Posts by Jennifer Anand

Meet Jen Anand. Every week Jen will be providing a new tip or two on approaching life during and after cancer to help inspire others. Jen was diagnosis with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January 2012, followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatments for 8 months. Jen is now a survivor and just celebrated her 5 year anniversary this year as cancer free! "Never in my life did I think I’d be writing this, for a magazine for young adults affected by cancer. But then again, never did I think I’d get the exclusive invite to this horrible cancer club. But here I am, and if you’re reading this, chances are you’re in the club too."

Death and Dying

by Jennifer Anand November 15, 2019

Death has been heavy on my heart the last few weeks, but my sadness tonight is finally overflowing onto this page. Since cancer, I’ve always had a bit of trouble being properly sad when old people die. Old being late 60s and up in this scenario. And tonight I felt it again. A friend described […]

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Adulting: Finding a Primary Care Provider

by Jennifer Anand November 3, 2019

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 […]

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The Post Cancer Letdown

by Jennifer Anand October 14, 2019

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 […]

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My Music Story

by Jennifer Anand September 25, 2019

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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Siblings – You are Our Heroes

by Jennifer Anand September 11, 2019

My oldest brother- tall, dark, and handsome (he’s single ladies, I think), built like a tank, was talking to me in the deepest, openest conversation of both our adult lives. At one point, he recounted the few occasions that he felt at his lowest. He named and described a situation during college, and then said “the other was when…” and kinda shrugged in my direction.

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5 Tips for College Scholarships

by Jennifer Anand August 20, 2019

Cancer is expensive. You don’t have to be a genius to figure that out! Going to college during/after cancer is no easy feat, so to have to pay for it to is quite a challenge! During high school, I always counted on working before and through college to help pay for college.

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Cancer Triggers

by Jennifer Anand August 14, 2019

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.

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Turning 25

by Jennifer Anand August 6, 2019

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.

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Thank you Caregivers: A Father’s Day Letter

by Jennifer Anand July 23, 2019

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. […]

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Parenting Young Adults with Cancer

by Jennifer Anand July 2, 2019

You’re our parents. You know us at our best and our worst. Heck, you created us! But you are our parents. Every time we look at your face, we see the pain of our hearts reflected in our eyes.

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