Posts by Jennifer Anand

Survivor, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Jennifer was diagnosis with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in January 2012, followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatments for 8 months. Jennifer is now a survivor and cancer free for 7 years!

“Never in my life did I think I’d be writing this, for a magazine for young adults affected by cancer. But then again, never did I think I’d get the exclusive invite to this horrible cancer club. But here I am, and if you’re reading this, chances are you’re in the club too.”

My Transplant Story

by Jennifer Anand March 18, 2019

The actual transplant is as simple as a syringe of cells being pushed through my mediport. March 18th marks six years since I’ve had my transplant.

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Visitors

by Jennifer Anand March 12, 2019

I enjoy people, most of the time. Being so isolated in the hospital without my family or friends was really, really hard. I so appreciated when most people visited me! But each of us is different, and the visitors we get are going to be different.

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9 Tips on Job Hunting and Interviewing

by Jennifer Anand February 26, 2019

“Life is a rat race. What’s your hurry to join it?”

The words my oncologist told me when I was in a rush to finish school, get a job and get on with my life. Now that I’m in the real world, I see what he means. Gone are my long summer vacations, Christmas break, spring break, and bank holidays. Here comes working on the weekends, answering phone calls any time of day, and replying to emails long into the night. But on those seemingly endless, tiring days, I remember how grateful I am for a job.

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Raising Your Energy Level (and adding spoons!)

by Jennifer Anand January 28, 2019

Have you ever heard of the spoon theory? Look it up- it’s incredible. It’s a simplified way of telling the non-cancer world that we have limited time and energy to spend with them as even the simplest daily tasks like a shower will use up our finite number of spoons.

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4 Steps to Stay Ahead of Flu Season

by Jennifer Anand January 22, 2019

Meet Jen Anand. Every week Jen will be providing a new tip or two on approaching life during and after cancer to help inspire others. Jen was diagnosis with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January 2012, followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatments for 8 months. Jen is now a survivor and just celebrated her 5 year anniversary […]

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Telling your story: How to tell people you have cancer.

by Jennifer Anand January 10, 2019

You have cancer. The three words you never want to hear. But how about “I have cancer”. The three words you never want to say. But, somehow I have a feeling most of us have said those words, multiple times. It’s not easy to share with people.  Even now, five years out, sometimes I struggle with finding the right time and words to tell people how cancer has shaped my life.

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6 New Year’s Intentions

by Jennifer Anand January 2, 2019

2019 is almost upon us! As it the season of resolutions such as going to the gym 5 days a week, reading 52 books, losing weight, eating healthy, being kind, social media fast…dare I go on? But go to the gym March 1st and we’ll see the same dedicated people that have been there from last October.  

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A Christmas Relapse Story

by Jennifer Anand December 17, 2018

And then my phone rang.  I had been expecting a call from oncology with my scan results.  Typically, I got a call in a day or so, but I expected that the holidays had delayed their call.  But I was surprised, because it was after 7PM.  It was Dr. Peters, my oncology fellow. He began by saying, “I’m sure it’s nothing at all, but I’d like to get some more images,” a phrase I’d learn to dread. And in that moment- I knew. 

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5 Important People for Surviving College after You’ve Survived Cancer

by Jennifer Anand December 10, 2018

Three years ago I attended a session called “Cancer and College” at CancerCon.  I was looking for tips that could help me in my college journey, but was shocked to find that I was already doing everything the speaker recommended!

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How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise as a Survivor: 4 Quick and Easy Tips

by Jennifer Anand December 3, 2018

The Akron Marathon was yesterday.  As in past years, I’ve known numerous friends who have run the marathon, the half, or the relay.  I once tried to run the relay. I HATE running. Like loathe it to no end.

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