Tag: Rare cancer

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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Hospital Hospitality Rant

Reading Time: 3 minutes The hospital is a weird place. Think of how many people touch you. Someone greets you, signs you in, takes down your information. The nurse asks your name, birthdate, weighs

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When College is Put On Pause

Reading Time: < 1 minute As a busy summer was coming to a close, I began experiencing a dry cough, arm swelling, shortness of breath, and a lump under my armpit. These symptoms led me

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