Tag: Rare cancer

CancerCon 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes What a joy it was to be able to experience CancerCon. I won a Hotel Scholarship to experience it and I probably wouldn’t have been able to if not, at

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My CancerCon Experience

Reading Time: 2 minutes The thought of traveling across the country to meet a bunch of strangers just seemed so out of my capabilities. I have been tied to doctors appointments and machines for

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Cancer Again?!?

Reading Time: 4 minutes When I was 26, on December 1st, 2017, I was first diagnosed with a rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. To say that my body didn’t react to treatment well is

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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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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

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ACC Messed with the Wrong Person

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was a student teaching as a second-semester senior at Mercyhurst University when everything changed.  I had a meeting and dinner with a handful of friends, everyone was socially distanced

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When Cancer Knocks on your Door

Reading Time: 3 minutes The good ole college days! For me, they were 15-16 years ago. Just like the average college student, I was living a carefree life, hanging out with friends, trying to

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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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