The Elephant in the Room is Cancer. Tea is the Relief Conversation Provides.

Hodgkin Lymphoma

Survivor’s Guilt – It’s Up To You

by Shannon Wyant May 17, 2021

It’s up to you.” I remember the hematologist saying. I have been misdiagnosed in staging and risk for relapse of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Without seeking a second opinion, or treatment options, I now have both and the incredible burden of deciding what treatment to undergo.


I Am A Cancer Patient Success Story, and That’s Great?

by Christian Bullock May 11, 2021

As my cancer survivorship is extending into my fourth year in August of this year, I’ve become reluctant to feel lucky. Luck is waning. Guilt is waxing.



by Jennifer Anand April 25, 2021

I lay next to another human, warm and comfortable and was filled with a wave of gratitude. Lovingly touched by someone who deeply cared for me. My heart felt like it would explode with happiness. 


Broken Together

by Jennifer Anand March 29, 2021

Cancer has left my body. It no longer resides, but it has certainly left its mark. Diabetes, beginning arthritis, fibromyalgia, lung damage, heart damage, neuropathy, anemia, and much, much more still reside with me.


My Transplant Birthday

by Jennifer Anand March 17, 2021

I’m sitting here crying at 8AM on a Wednesday morning, and I don’t even know why. Wait…I kinda do. Tomorrow’s my 8-yr transplant birthday. WOW! I should be so excited! Eight years is terrific!! Celebrate life! Do something big! Enjoy all the things!! Congratulations!!


The Other Shoe

by Jennifer Anand March 14, 2021

I remember my freshman Honors College Orientation. We were each given a fill-in-the-blank paper. What are your graduation goals? What academic goals do you have? What social groups are you going to join?


How Pokémon Prepared Me for Cancer

by Maria Minadeo February 22, 2021

Like many children of the early naughts, I grew up on a strict diet of Pokémon. I watched the anime every day and spent my free time playing the Game Boy games. The adorable monsters consumed my life starting at five years old.


Reality of Love

by Jennifer Anand November 23, 2020

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).


Remission… What Now?

by Gaby Berkman September 27, 2020

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,