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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3 Simple Exercise Tips During Social Distancing

by Jennifer Anand April 27, 2020

Think of someone you consider an “exercise buff”. Then think of the exact opposite person. You have now thought of me. I see so many articles of power lifters, and gym rats, and marathon runners, and all these gloriously physical people. And that’s not me

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Running

by Marloe Esch April 21, 2020

I was on my way to work one morning when a news story on the radio caught my attention. Apparently, a 70-year-old woman ran seven marathons in seven days on seven different continents.

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I Fight for Every Battle Won and for those Still Fighting

by Denelle Suranski April 20, 2020

I fight for every battle won and for those that are still fighting. I was just 19 when I was diagnosed with stage II colorectal cancer.

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YA Cancer Gabfest 2020

by Nick Giallourakis April 15, 2020

YA Cancer Gabfest: A Week of Interactive Survivorship Crash Courses for Facing Cancer. Come spill tea with us no matter where you are!

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The Gym Saved My Life

by Samantha Martin April 6, 2020

A year before my cancer diagnosis I found my one true love—the gym. I went through a bout of depression and I was not sure where my life was headed or what I truly wanted to do with my life. I had dropped out of university because I knew that type of schooling was not for me.

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Patient Information and Self-Advocacy

by Joanna K. Stimmel

About a year and half after the birth of my second child, I started noticing some blood in my stool. I was otherwise super healthy, I had recently switched to veganism and become an avid exerciser, and in result (or so I thought) lost all the baby weight and felt generally better than at any other point of time in my entire life.

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One Week of Social Isolation

by Whitney Hadley

After one full week of physical distancing and isolation, I’ve noticed a shift in my mood and generally how my body feels right now. Friday was a hard day emotionally. Saturday I felt on edge and almost hungover from my emotions on Friday. Sunday I napped. Hard. As Ron Burgandy would say, I was in a “glass case of emotions”!

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Self Isolation from a Master

by Casey Head April 2, 2020

This is how to handle self-isolation from someone who’s had to do it multiple times. This self-isolation that everyone is experiencing for the first time I have been through multiple times due to cancer.

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COVID-19 Pandemic: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe and Reduce Your Risk

by Amelia Baffa March 31, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic is an invisible enemy, its cunning, and an expert in adaption. This is a list of what you need to know to stay safe and reduce risk.

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Revolutionizing Patient Care – Immunotherapy

by Sonia Su March 30, 2020

This March is both my 27th birthday and my one-year “birth” day from when I received CAR-T immunotherapy. I had relapsed twice at that point and could hardly handle more chemotherapy. Now nearly one year later, I remain in remission and feel incredibly lucky.

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