Tag: Chronic disease

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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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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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

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Open Mic: Shelbi

Reading Time: < 1 minute   (TW: This story discusses a suicide attempt) VIDEO: Shelbi’s story from the AYA Cancer Awareness Week Open Mic night.

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Open Mic: Christina

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Christina tells us about some awkward interactions she had with her doctor during treatment, a relatable experience within the AYA cancer community at our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic

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Open Mic: Kyle

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Kyle shares how his leukemia relapse during college had a bigger impact on his mental health compared to his childhood experience at our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in December

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Open Mic: Farran

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Farran shares a story that encourages us to be our own best advocate during our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in November 2020.

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The Panda Fight

Reading Time: 3 minutes My name is Amanda. People call me Panda. I’ve been an athlete my whole entire life. I did a lot of sports, but my love is track and field. I

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