Tag: Survivor

The Power of Belonging

Reading Time: 3 minutes While attending CancerCon Live this year, I was asked to describe Stupid Cancer in one word. Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I’m very rarely 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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CancerCon 22

Reading Time: 2 minutes My first in-person CancerCon experience went well. I was nervous thinking about the trip. I do not travel much but I thought, “Why not try it out?”. I am happy

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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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What Floor?

Reading Time: 2 minutes “What floor?” Words failed me. The elevator doors had closed but I found that I could not make the words come out. Sobbing uncontrollably and silently and trying to speak

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Stupid Cancer, Stupid Thyroid

Reading Time: 2 minutes I first got involved with Stupid Cancer through my work as an oncology social worker. I support a lot of young adults newly diagnosed and trying to navigate their cancer

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