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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Cancer and Sexuality

by Siobhan Hebron November 1, 2020

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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Broken Promises

by Jonah Czerwinskyj October 5, 2020

Based on all the commercials one sees for cancer centers and charities, one might conclude cancer patients have infinite support and resources available to them and their families. These commercials tell the viewer we climb mountains, run marathons and are beneficiaries of all the world’s pity and admiration.

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We Can Choose How We Face Cancer

by Laura Foster

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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Gone But Not Forgotten

by Diane Spry September 27, 2020

The thing about survivors’ guilt is that you do not truly understand if you have not been through it. I was diagnosed at a young age with advanced stage lung cancer.

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Remission… What Now?

by Gaby Berkman

I finished my last chemotherapy treatment for stage 3b Hodgkin Lymphoma on May 28th. I should have been elated – months of treatment, done! Officially in remission! On the path to full health! But instead – I felt a distinct sadness. In a time of quarantine and uncertainty,

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