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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 mood. In my opinion, Ralph

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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 23 years old when I

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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 cancer, but I had to

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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 interest in the research and

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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 used some shower gel and

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Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Love Story

Reading Time: < 1 minute   When Chris headed to New York City to begin treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he never suspected that a casual catch up with an old friend from his hometown would turn into a serious relationship!

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Open Mic: Cintia

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Cintia shares her story at a Storytelling Open Mic. Thank you to Daiichi Sankyo and Eisai for sponsoring this Open Mic.

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Open Mic: Erin

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Erin shares her story at a Storytelling Open Mic. Thank you to Daiichi Sankyo and Eisai for sponsoring this Open Mic.

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Open Mic: Jayanti

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Jayanti shares her story at a Storytelling Open Mic. Thank you to Daiichi Sankyo and Eisai for sponsoring this Open Mic.

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Open Mic: Mariah

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Mariah shares her story at a Storytelling Open Mic. Thank you to Daiichi Sankyo and Eisai for sponsoring this Open Mic.

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Open Mic: Tamron

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Tamron shares her story at a Storytelling Open Mic. Thank you to Daiichi Sankyo and Eisai for sponsoring this Open Mic.

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Why I do AYA Cancer Survivorship Research

Reading Time: 3 minutes My journey into research focused on AYA cancer survivorship started back in 2008 when I began working on my dissertation research. I was interested in research with young breast cancer survivors – one of my

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Kassandra’s Story

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prior to my diagnosis, in December of 2019, I had been working in clinical research and was enrolled in a Biomedical Science Masters program with hopes of continuing on to medical school and becoming a

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Love with ALL

Reading Time: 4 minutes John and I met on a dating app in February of 2017. We “officially” started dating on March 19th, 2017. Not even three weeks later, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  My whole

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Road to a Destination Unknown

Reading Time: 3 minutes I am finally back in treatment, and this time, it’s something entirely new… so new that the FDA hasn’t even approved it. Three weeks ago, I started an oral chemo for my soft-tissue sarcoma via

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Lolo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lolo was a happy and active 10-year-old when she was diagnosed with pediatric acute myelocytic leukemia (AML) in December 2012. She spent the next six months at Children’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, isolated from her

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Kicking Cancer’s Butt

Reading Time: 2 minutes My life changed forever after hearing the words “I’m so sorry, you have cancer.”  My life flipped upside down on August 28, 2019. I was hesitant to post this news out in public, but I

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Stupid Cancer Story from Mariah

Reading Time: 4 minutes Just over a year ago I had my first brain surgery. A debilitating, seven-day migraine led me to a CT scan in the emergency room, where it was discovered that I had a large mass

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Grieving After Your Cancer Diagnosis

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well, it’s September 1st, which means it’s now Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. It is also my 8th month of having cancer.  There are a lot of thoughts that come into my head when I think

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Hodgkin Lymphoma and Pandemic Conditions

Reading Time: 2 minutes On New Year’s Eve 2021, after camping and hiking for several days with my partner, I was admitted to the hospital. After running different tests such as a chest x-ray and CT scan, the doctors

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Raven’s Fight Against ALL

Reading Time: 4 minutes My name is Raven Curry and I am 21 years old. One thing that is not apparent but makes me stand out from others is that I am a childhood cancer survivor. At the age

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