Stories

Keep Calm and Carry On

by Jennifer Anand April 9, 2019

Living with Scanxiety. I gained a pound and a half!!! I never in my life thought I’d celebrate gaining weight. I’ve always been on the well-endowed side of life and have always been trying to lose weight.

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The Freckle Effect

by Erika Jane April 4, 2019

While getting ready for work, I noticed a small lump in my left armpit. Believing I was a healthy, 35-year old female with no risk factors for cancer- I assumed that my body was fighting a germ and went about my day.

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Life is hard enough. Friends can make the journey so much better.

by Jennifer Anand April 2, 2019

Friends can make the journey so much better. Over the last few years, I’ve had a number of good-hearted friends who knew I had cancer ask me how they can help/support other cancer peeps that have come into their lives, so I’ve compiled a list.

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Learning to Be a Brother and Not a Coach

by Nick Giallourakis March 29, 2019

Being a big brother and trying not to yell or coach up your little sibling is probably one of the hardest things to do.  Well at least if your Greek and have a brother who is smarter than you when it comes to all science and medicine topics. 

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Thank You Child Life Specialists

by Jennifer Anand March 26, 2019

March is National Child Life Specialist month. If you were treated in pediatrics, you know these specialists are angels in disguise.

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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 Transplant Story

by Jennifer Anand March 18, 2019

The actual transplant is as simple as a syringe of cells being pushed through my mediport. March 18th marks six years since I’ve had my transplant.

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Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

by Marloe Esch March 14, 2019

What we put in our bodies can have a major impact on how we feel throughout treatment, so it’s important to think of good nutrition as part of your treatment plan, and to make it a priority. 

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Visitors

by Jennifer Anand March 12, 2019

I enjoy people, most of the time. Being so isolated in the hospital without my family or friends was really, really hard. I so appreciated when most people visited me! But each of us is different, and the visitors we get are going to be different.

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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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