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Marshall

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Marshall shares his story at our 2024 Albuquerque Takeover Storytelling Open Mic.

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Luther

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Luther shares his story at our 2024 Albuquerque Takeover Storytelling Open Mic.

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Jade

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Jade shares her story at our 2024 Albuquerque Takeover Storytelling Open Mic.

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Kayla

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Kayla shares her story at our 2024 Albuquerque Takeover Storytelling Open Mic.

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Realities of an AYA

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the beginning of my 2023 Fall semester, I was a senior at Ramapo College of New Jersey, majoring in Social Work with a double minor in Criminal Justice and Substance Use. Along with my

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Molly

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Molly shares her story at our 2024 Atlanta Takeover Storytelling Open Mic.

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Charisse

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Charisse shares her story at our 2024 Atlanta Takeover Storytelling Open Mic.

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Theresa

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Theresa shares her story at our 2024 Digital CancerCon Open Mic.

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Savannah

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Savannah shares her story at our 2024 Digital CancerCon Open Mic.

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Jewel

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Jewel shares her story at our 2024 Digital CancerCon Open Mic.

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Erin

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Erin shares her story at our 2024 Digital CancerCon Open Mic.

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Alexa

Reading Time: < 1 minute     Alexa shares her story at our 2024 Digital CancerCon Open Mic.

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What Deck of Cards Do You Have?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Why? That’s the question in some form or another I have asked since December 6th, 2023. Getting diagnosed with cancer, let alone kidney cancer at the age of 32, wasn’t on my bingo card to

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Advocating for Myself

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a stage 3A melanoma skin cancer survivor, I’ve learned valuable lessons about self-advocacy during my journey. Looking back, there are two critical points that underscore the importance of advocating for your own health. Childhood

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Cancer Diagnosis: Deja’ Vu

Reading Time: < 1 minute It was a day I’ll never forget, marking the one-year anniversary of my diagnosis with Polycythemia Vera, a day that seemed cursed with cruel symmetry. Pulmonary hypertension. The words hit me like a freight train,

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Battling Cancer

Reading Time: 3 minutes No chance I was expecting the words, “Nitya, these lesions in your abdomen seem like cancer masses,” when I went to the doctor for a stomach ache. Though I was sick on and off for

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Two Years Cancer Free

Reading Time: 3 minutes This weekend is another milestone in my breast cancer journey. I’ll be cancer free for two years. Queue the celebration music and gifs. These milestones always give me a reason to pause and reflect. I’d

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It was Never the End

Reading Time: 2 minutes I always thought I wouldn’t make it to 18, wouldn’t make it to see myself graduate, never go to college or have a family of my own. An enemy was coming for me ready to

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Helping AYAs Leading Healthier Lives

Reading Time: 4 minutes My name is Erin Coffman, and I am a sixth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health. My career in cancer prevention

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