Stories

Mom’s 6 Tips: Staying Well During Cancer Treatment

by Angie Giallourakis March 5, 2019

We know that a cancer diagnoses is incredibly stressful and frightening. A person’s emotions are usually over the top – and yet, we know that in order to survive this horrible ordeal the patient needs physical and emotional nourishment while in treatment.

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7 Nutrition Tips from a Cancer Mom and Dietitian

by Shannon Fitzgerald February 28, 2019

Yes, it is that time of year when dietitians celebrate our shared love of keeping communities healthy by offering some good common sense tips backed by science and research. 

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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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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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Insane in the Chemo Brain: Insane in the Brain!

by Hannah Starkey February 14, 2019

Then some weird, wild stuff started happening to me. It all started when I was having a conversation with someone. I was trying to tell her that I got a new type of…what’s it called…uh, that stuff you put on your toothbrush and then it cleans your teeth…uh, toothpaste? Yeah! That’s it! Toothpaste!

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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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Sex and the Survivor

by Amelia Baffa February 5, 2019

he impact of cancer and cancer treatment can physically and psychologically affect our relationships, this can be especially true when it comes to romance and/or intimate relationships.

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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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