Tag: Rare cancer

My Grim Battle

Reading Time: 3 minutes My life flipped upside down in summer 2019. I didn’t know if I wanted to share my story with the world. But I think I’m ready now. I think that

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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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Imagine

Reading Time: 4 minutes Imagine that one day you are driving to a routine doctor checkup in your car, with the window down, long hair blowing, listening to the Rolling Stones’ Time is on

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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: Rishina

Reading Time: < 1 minute VIDEO: Rishina shares the strong impact that community and storytelling have had on her cancer experience at our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in December 2020.

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Open Mic: Rudy

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Rudy tells us a funny story from the hospital that helped him feel less isolated throughout the course of his care, at our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in

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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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