Posts by Leah Duncan

Survivor, Adenocarcinoma

Dear Cancer, You Have Awakened Me

by Leah Duncan June 6, 2022

Dear Cancer,

You showed up when I least expected it. I suppose that’s how it always goes. I remember the air being sucked from my lungs for a brief minute, then, awkwardly, my mind went still, and I just stared out the window.


“It’s cancer. I’m sorry.”

by Leah Duncan February 15, 2022

“It’s cancer. I’m sorry.” I remember things immediately going silent. My brain and everything around me suddenly went dark. Hearing the words “rare and aggressive” and “I’m sorry” are a few things that I do remember.