Cancer Survivorship

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 8:00am

There are certain times of year when my cancer story makes me feel incredibly isolated. There’s the time surrounding April 14, the day I was diagnosed, July 29, the day I was deemed “in remission” and, the one I’ve experienced most recently, the month of October.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:42pm

Elizabeth and Miranda are two friends with a unique story. They happened to meet years ago in Uganda, Africa during a study abroad trip and Peace Corps program, respectively. Eventually, the pals separated and made their way back to different states in the U.S.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:20pm

When a co-worker reveals that they are battling cancer, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to act.

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 2:05pm

On October 15, 1992, I was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Upon hearing that news, I went completely numb and silent as we drove over to my parents to break the news. I could not bring myself to look or speak to them, as I was in complete shock.

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 4:20pm

FOMO, the abbreviated slang meaning “fear of missing out,” is a huge mental and emotional side effect of being a young adult cancer survivor and represents just a sliver of the unique challenges we have to face during and well after the fight of our lives.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 1:36pm

My early twenties were everything I imagined they would be. They were fun, filled with life and discovery, naive in the best of ways, connected by travels, and laced with endless dreams. This was until I hit a road block at age 25. Cancer stood in my tracks. What was I to do?

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 2:22pm

During my own cancer journey, I’ve learned a lot about the importance of asking questions and getting multiple opinions. I had to be my own advocate to ensure the best possible care. Otherwise, my outcome might have been very different.

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 4:31pm

Exercise. You know it’s good for you. It helps keep you limber, reduces stress, improves mood and self-confidence, sharpens memory and helps to keep you healthy and in good shape.

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:31pm

Music has many benefits. It can create encouragement, motivation, determination, resilience, and the ability to cope. Most importantly, it can heal. Sometimes when there are no words or there is nothing to say, music says it all.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 5:03pm

In 1998 at age 24, I worked for a Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, and I had plans for law school. But, the unexpected happened when I was diagnosed with a brain tumor.