Patients

The stories and experiences in this category are written by people currently going through treatments for cancer. Read these stories to find inspiration and know that you are not alone in your fight with cancer.

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Reflection on Where I am Today with Thyroid Cancer

by Danielle Nicosia September 21, 2020

In July 2012, I was diagnosed with Metastatic Thyroid Cancer after being misdiagnosed for ten years. I was being seen by a Chief Endocrinologist named Doctor Shapiro who works in Mineola, New York. He refused to listen to me until I ended up blacking out in college and was taken to the hospital.

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Mr. F. Cancer Barged In

by Beverly Bradley

I thought door-to-door salesmen had to knock. This one barged right in! Said his name was Mr. F. Cancer. I didn’t know what he was selling. He handed me five pamphlets and a booklet on himself. I glanced at the first title: “Living With Cancer.”

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Cryotherapy for Recovery

by Lydia McMillan

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on April 16, 2019. I knew the only way I would do chemotherapy is if my sweet husband asked me to. I wanted to take a holistic approach to healing my cancer.

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A Checklist for What to Wear for Treatments

by Jennifer Anand September 14, 2020

A Checklist for What to Wear for Treatments. Here are some tips I have picked up along the way during my cancer journey going in and out of the hospital

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Meditation and The Breath of Life

by Angie Giallourakis September 8, 2020

Picture yourself sitting or lying down in a most comfortable position. You are relaxed. Eyes open or closed, it doesn’t matter. Breathing naturally. Aware of the surrounding sounds and smells.

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September 2020 Magazine: The Wellness and Mindfulness Issue

by Nick Giallourakis September 2, 2020

When we put together our editorial calendar at the end of 2019 for 2020, I never imagined how significantly important our decision was to make the September magazine the “wellness and mindfulness” issue.

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One on One Support

by Nick Giallourakis August 21, 2020

We are excited to be able to partner with Imerman Angels as we continue to help people across the AYA cancer community know they are not alone in facing cancer by providing one to one support.

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Cancer Fashion

by Christy Lorio August 18, 2020

Your clothing is probably the last thing on your mind when you receive those dreaded three words: “You have cancer.” There are so many other pressing matters. What stage am I? What’s the next course of treatment? Will my health insurance cover all of this? But we have to wear clothes everyday, so why not use them as a means of self care?

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The Cure

by Kayla Tremblett

The petite nurse, while thawing out the first bag, tells me that each pouch will take one minute to infuse. In three minutes I’ll be done. Three minutes and I’m supposedly cured. I lean back as the nurses start infusing the first bag of cells.

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Cancer and My Dissertation

by Devyani Mahajan August 16, 2020

I woke up on 7th July 2017 like any other day; my cat purring at my side and the smell of fresh coffee coming from the kitchen. Little did I know that this date would change the course of my life completely.

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