Emotional Support

Here is How I Owned Cancer

by Champaigne Corfee March 21, 2019

December 7th 2017, that’s the date that the tumor was found in my femur. One of several upcoming dates in the months to come filled with experiences I never imagined I would have to endure. Including January 30th 2018, the day I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma.

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My Childhood Cancer Story

by Danielle A. Cloakey March 7, 2019

Imagine that you are a toddler with cancer, only you don’t know that you have cancer, and you don’t know why your parents keep taking you to the cold scary place where people in masks poke at you with gloved hands.

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I’m in Remission! Now What…

by Mitch Lortz February 20, 2019

Hey there, my name is Mitch and I have stage IV soft-tissue cancer. It’s a real bummer. I got diagnosed when I was 20 and if we’re gonna be honest with each other, it’s put a real damper on the first half of my twenties.

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How Race Can Affect Your Cancer Prognosis

by Marjorie A. Speers, Ph.D. February 19, 2019

Cancer is color blind. It affects adolescents and young adults (AYA) of all races and ethnic groups. Yet young patients in some groups tend to do worse than others. The obvious question is “why?” And the answer is that we simply don’t know. What we do know is that African-American adolescents and young adults are less likely to get cancer than whites of the same age—but more likely to die of the disease.

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Last Known Good: 5 Lessons Learned from a Life Experience

by Vijay Anand February 13, 2019

Vijay Anand is the father Jennifer Anand – author of Jen’s Corner and cancer survivor.  Vijay reflects on being a parent and the feelings that come with watching your own daughter fighting for her life.

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Saying Something: We Survivors Don’t Need Excuses, We Need Support. 

by Marloe Esch February 8, 2019

There are definitely wrong things to say to people with cancer. Take, for example, the comment I received as a chemo patient from a stranger who insisted that I watch a YouTube video on her phone.

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How Ramen Saved My Life

by Steve Giallourakis January 29, 2019

What do you recall from your childhood? What memories stick in your mind? Is it playing with your friends? Is it birthdays or family vacations? For me, there is truly one thing that sticks in my mind. My mom’s Avgolemono soup. For those of you whom aren’t Greek, it is Chicken Egg Lemon soup.

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Telling your story: How to tell people you have cancer.

by Jennifer Anand January 10, 2019

You have cancer. The three words you never want to hear. But how about “I have cancer”. The three words you never want to say. But, somehow I have a feeling most of us have said those words, multiple times. It’s not easy to share with people.  Even now, five years out, sometimes I struggle with finding the right time and words to tell people how cancer has shaped my life.

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6 New Year’s Intentions

by Jennifer Anand January 2, 2019

2019 is almost upon us! As it the season of resolutions such as going to the gym 5 days a week, reading 52 books, losing weight, eating healthy, being kind, social media fast…dare I go on? But go to the gym March 1st and we’ll see the same dedicated people that have been there from last October.  

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A Christmas Relapse Story

by Jennifer Anand December 17, 2018

And then my phone rang.  I had been expecting a call from oncology with my scan results.  Typically, I got a call in a day or so, but I expected that the holidays had delayed their call.  But I was surprised, because it was after 7PM.  It was Dr. Peters, my oncology fellow. He began by saying, “I’m sure it’s nothing at all, but I’d like to get some more images,” a phrase I’d learn to dread. And in that moment- I knew. 

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