Emotional Support

Cancer sucks.  Whether you are a patient, survivor, caregiver or loved one we all go through it differently.  Read these inspiring and emotional stories to learn how others like you are getting through their journey with cancer.

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When You’re Stuck In The Pickle Jar…

by Mallory Casperson October 26, 2018

Sometimes I feel stuck.  I’ve picked up a brand new career track post-cancer and some days are better than others.  Sometimes I feel like I have it all figured out and sometimes I spend weeks feeling so very stuck on something.  For a couple of weeks it was the budget and strategic planning documents that […]


Stay Comfortable And Warm During Treatments And Tests

by Jane

I have previously talked about how to dress warmly for a regular day.  A day at or in the hospital imposes additional requirements, however.  Depending on what tests or treatments are being done, you may: need to ensure easy access to certain blood vessels or to catheters have restrictions on wearing metals need to dress and […]


It Should Get Easier

by Michele

Eight years on, I know the drill. After the interminable wait in the radiology department waiting room, I’m led to a small room with a narrow bed next to an ultrasound machine. I dutifully wore a v-neck sweater so I wouldn’t have to change into a gown. After removing my necklace and earrings, I lay […]


Easy Ways To Talk About Poop!

by Mallory Casperson

Whether you’re ready or not, pooping is an important factor in how you’re dealing with cancer treatment and its side effects.


How To Survive Your Own Apocalypse

by Mahalia Breen

My husband is a notoriously quirky gift-giver. For my birthday this year he bought me a weekend at a zombie apocalypse survival camp because I am a huge fan of the television series The Walking Dead.


What It’s Like To Have An MRI

by Mallory Casperson

After my last CT scan, the radiologist who read the scan suggested that I have an MRI to look further into a cluster of cells that had taken residence on my liver.  This was my first go at a not entirely clean scan, post my declared cancer free date, so needless to say I was […]


10 Things About Cancer in Your 20s

by Cecilia

Let me start this off by saying that I read a LOT of Buzzfeed, which means I often think of things in lists. So when brainstorming my next blog post, I figured, I may as well post a list! There is so much that changes in your life when you get cancer, regardless of age; […]