Survivorship

The stories and experiences are written by people after cancer treatments. These stories are written for those learning how to get back to work, college or just trying to be themselves again. Just getting past treatments isn’t enough, it is surviving and thriving that is key to being you again.

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Joy, Balance, and Cancer

by Kasey Bass November 16, 2020

When I was 20, I was playing the role of Nerissa in “Merchant of Venice,” when I got a sinus infection. Rehearsals were ramping up, so I went to the doctor on my college campus. It turned out that I also had thyroid cancer.

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Angels Among Us

by Geri Maroney

On July 14, 2015, my world changed forever.  It was on that day that I heard the words “you have cancer”.  Those three words kicked off what would become a year of personal struggle.

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What Dating Me Means

by Jennifer Anand November 1, 2020

Dating me means fun. Fun as we sit together in the doctor’s office, and you have to force me to drink the stupid disgusting CT contrast in the time frame. While I pout because I’m hella hangry.

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Cancer and Sexuality

by Siobhan Hebron

Cancer and sexuality are two megawatt topics all on their own. Still when looked at together, the topic is rarely given enough attention, anecdotally speaking. Apparently, I was one of the lucky ones, my oncologists spoke to me about fertility.

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Dating After Cancer: The Disclosure Dilemma

by Marloe Esch October 26, 2020

The idea of getting close to someone new after a cancer diagnosis can be nerve-wracking.  I mean, cancer has changed so many things already; what if it’s also changed what a romantic relationship could look like? 

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Beating Bone Cancer

by Jeff Bryant

My name is Jeff Bryant and I am a 6’8, 24-year old former high school basketball player from Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. During junior and senior year at Point Pleasant Beach High School, the team I played with won the Group 1 State Championship, Shore Conference Championship, and back-to-back Sectional Championships.

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Survivor’s Guilt: The Love is Real

by Melissa Blank October 19, 2020

I am fairly new to this Cancer community. I was only diagnosed about a year ago, when my neurosurgeon told me that my cancer is incurable, it put me in a headspace of fear. I started my blog fairly soon after that, but it was more for me than anything. I was not ready to join this terrible yet somehow amazing club.

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Cancer vs Coronavirus

by Amanda Ferraro October 13, 2020

As a cancer patient, the only silver lining that I can currently think of during a global pandemic is that our oncology team has prepared us so very well.

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The In-Between

by Brooke Barnes October 12, 2020

A normal day for me includes waking up and, if I’m feeling especially on top of things, an hour before I need to so I can get in a workout, shower, eat breakfast, do my hair and makeup, get dressed, find the perfect pair of shoes and head to work.

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We Can Choose How We Face Cancer

by Laura Foster October 5, 2020

Affected either directly or indirectly by diseases or treatments of diseases that ultimately cause us to lose our hair. We don’t choose this. But, we can choose how we face cancer.

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