Emotional Support

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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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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I Never Thought This Would Happen To Me

by Samantha Krizo November 28, 2018

There will never be a time that you are not going through the “journey” as CANCER has life long issues. Although as an Oncology patient there will always be fear that CANCER will come back, but you try to get through the rest of your life as best as you can.

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Video: Cancer Dudes by M Powerment

by Dan Dean November 21, 2018

Being “macho” isn’t the way to go for guys anymore. Fighting cancer isn’t something to just brush off for men, it takes its toll not just physically but mentally as well. Check out this video by M Powerment.

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Welcome to Elephants and Tea: A Letter from a Mother

by Angie Giallourakis November 16, 2018

IMAGINE you are told your child has cancer. They survive. And then they get diagnosed a second time. And they survive.

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A College Tale: Emerging from the Darkness

by Tess Blasko November 14, 2018

My name is Tess Blasko and I am 23 a year old cancer survivor. It was Osteosarcoma that slithered its way into my life.  Being diagnosed with cancer brings you into a world where you never want to be. 

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