Tag: Advanced disease

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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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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Story Of My Life

Reading Time: 8 minutes When I was three years old, I was diagnosed with stage four alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.  I remember sitting in that hospital bed — the second memory of my life. I remember

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A Day I’ll Never Forget

Reading Time: 2 minutes It was July 1, 2020, during a global pandemic. I was anxiously sitting in the doctor’s office with my husband waiting for the oncologist to come in, confirm, and provide

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Life Changing Cancer

Reading Time: 2 minutes In January 2020, I was diagnosed with lung cancer, and started chemotherapy and radiation therapy for my spine metastasis. It was shocking that a simple back pain could manifest into

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What’s a Bile Duct?

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was diagnosed with a rare from of liver cancer on December 26th, after noticing the whites of my eyes were a hint of yellow. Cholangiocarcinoma is a cancer of

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