College, Career and Cash

Dealing with college and making money is hard enough when you are in your 20s and 30s. Now add cancer into the mix and you are dealing with a limited cash flow to pay off the bills.  Our writers talk about their struggles with college both from an emotional standpoint and a financial one too.

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Hope Will Guide You: Just Breathe

by Jessicca Gonzalez October 21, 2019

In 2017, just after my 28th birthday, I felt a lump in my left breast while I was in the shower. I wasn’t doing a self-exam or anything, I just so happened to feel it. I told my mom about it and that I didn’t think anything of it, because it was around “that time […]

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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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My Name is Steve and I Am a Drug Addict

by Steve Giallourakis June 7, 2019

Two months earlier I had just finished my treatment for my first cancer. It was a 10-month journey filled with two spine surgeries, countless chemotherapy treatments and five weeks of radiation. During those 10-months I developed a fondness for my pain medication. I didn’t have that much pain that night, but I was sad and feeling alone.

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From the Other Side of the Knife

by Lindsay Crawford May 28, 2019

Let me start off by letting you know that I am a doctor, an Orthopedic Surgeon actually. I was working the long Memorial holiday weekend last year at the hospital taking trauma call and the weekend was super busy with injuries and surgeries.

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Delayed Graduation

by Urska Kosir May 20, 2019

This past week I was supposed to graduate from college. My graduation was delayed. Editor’s Note: Urska pulls out this latest post from her archives as she discussed her challenge with graduating on time as a college student while being treated for her cancer. Last September, when I entered the senior year I envisioned this […]

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It is OK to Allow Yourself to Feel

by Urska Kosir May 10, 2019

As soon as I was diagnosed, I took on a parent role for myself. I was somewhat removed from the situation. It felt almost like I wasn’t experiencing it myself. I didn’t get angry and I didn’t cry. I felt emotionally shut down, blunted.

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Life Just seemed Too Hard for a 22-Year Old

by Urska Kosir May 2, 2019

I have always liked writing. But despite countless written pages I seldom shared any of my written work with public. Well, other than my cat who yawned at the sound of my wannabe witty puns. Nevertheless, in 2015, I finally decided to start my blog.

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9 Tips on Job Hunting and Interviewing

by Jennifer Anand February 26, 2019

“Life is a rat race. What’s your hurry to join it?”

The words my oncologist told me when I was in a rush to finish school, get a job and get on with my life. Now that I’m in the real world, I see what he means. Gone are my long summer vacations, Christmas break, spring break, and bank holidays. Here comes working on the weekends, answering phone calls any time of day, and replying to emails long into the night. But on those seemingly endless, tiring days, I remember how grateful I am for a job.

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5 Important People for Surviving College after You’ve Survived Cancer

by Jennifer Anand December 10, 2018

Three years ago I attended a session called “Cancer and College” at CancerCon.  I was looking for tips that could help me in my college journey, but was shocked to find that I was already doing everything the speaker recommended!

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Being On A Budget With Cancer

by Mallory Casperson October 26, 2018

Let’s get real people.  Cancer is expensive!  Have no fear though…there is still a way to enjoy life and spend less money while doing so 🙂 Here are 10 tips for being on a budget while dealing with cancer… 1. Don’t go anywhere you like to spend money.

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