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Stupid Cancer, Stupid Thyroid

Reading Time: 2 minutes I first got involved with Stupid Cancer through my work as an oncology social worker. I support a lot of young adults newly diagnosed and trying to navigate their cancer

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My Experience at CancerCon 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes From the moment I arrived in Minneapolis, I was greeted with smiling faces and welcoming eyes at the conference. There was an underlying feeling of being accepted and showing up

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From Cancer to Crowdfunding

Reading Time: 5 minutes All my life, at least since early high school, I was deliberate in trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It started in ninth grade with weight lifting and wrestling, being

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Open Mic: Ana

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Ana shares her story at our AYA Awareness Week 2022 Storytelling Open Mic.

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How I Got Into Cancer Research

Reading Time: 2 minutes When I was a fourth grader in elementary school, my older sister was a senior in high school. She used to hang out with her friends at our house and

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Frank Sinatra & My Vagina

Reading Time: 6 minutes Most people think they have a basic understanding of what radiation therapy is, but until you become a cancer patient, you don’t really know the half of it. The extent

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Jeremy’s Story

Reading Time: < 1 minute   After Jeremy’s recurrence, he started a blog to manage sharing the news & further updates with his loved ones. Writing not only became a tool to support his mental

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Finding the Other Why

Reading Time: 4 minutes I was an 80s kid and loved the show The Greatest American Hero. The theme song “Believe it or not, I’m walking on air….” still puts me in a good

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A Proud Survivor

Reading Time: 2 minutes When you hear the word ‘cancer,’ your world changes in an instant. I started getting sick in February of 2020 and my condition was getting worse each day. I was

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My Journey with Colon Cancer

Reading Time: 2 minutes When my doctor made me get a CT scan in September 2015, you could see a tumor throbbing in my abdomen. I was told that I most likely had colon

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Raphael’s Story

Reading Time: 4 minutes As a graduate student in genetic counseling, I wanted a Capstone research project that I deeply care about on a personal level.  I knew that if I had an intrinsic

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Surviving Guilt

Reading Time: 6 minutes In December 2018, I decided to do a self breast exam while sitting in the bath. I hadn’t looked into how to do one properly, but I figured if I

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