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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The Thing About Cancer and Birthdays

by Christa Carlucci November 23, 2020

Like clockwork, ever since turning thirty, I would always freak out a few months before my birthday. Have I accomplished what I wanted to this year? Will I run out of time in meeting “The one” and in starting a family? Will I find time to pursue all my dreams and passions?

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Reality of Love

by Jennifer Anand

I’m a woman of faith. And my faith has gotten me through both cancers, and a myriad of other diagnoses. And in 8+ yrs since my original diagnoses, I have never once asked God to rewrite my life without cancer. I accepted that He allowed it into my life, and trusted that He had a plan. But today my faith is struggling (this isn’t a religious article, so keep reading).

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Sexy Soul Search

by Cat Phillips November 16, 2020

In 2010 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and then breast cancer in 2011. I went through chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, as well as holistic and integrative treatments.

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Joy, Balance, and Cancer

by Kasey Bass

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 RN, BSN, OCN 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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