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Cancer Love

Warrior Status

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Nina Polvanich Louie

"Nothing compares to what you've been through"is the favorite line. These days, my friends rarely share their physical pain with me. And when they do, it is always downplayed as if their pain is not real.. Every time this happens, it reminds me of my new identity: Patient. Cancer survivor.

Love in the Time of Cancer and Computers

Erika Lade | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Erika Lade

Creating an online dating profile is awkward. Creating one when you have cancer? That is just another level of strange. And I almost did not go at the last second, when my nerves, and probably my grasp on reality, took hold of me.

Illness and Relationships: Diving In

Kelly Bergin | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Bergin

There's no manual for dating with chronic illness -- there's no easy way to integrate your sick universe with the healthy without causing friction. You will feel the friction. You will be angry. But bravery is forging ahead anyway.

Young Diagnosis, Grown-Up Conversation

Jenna_Langer | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living

When we started dating I assured him that cancer was five years in my past, something I only thought about during my annual MRI that proved my tumor was still dead. But cancer survivors know the threat is always still there.

How My Dad Delivered The Greatest Gift In Time For The Holidays

Stephen Montemayor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Montemayor

We will hold this gift tightly each day as we gain experience and perspective. It will be with us through each milestone we achieve and challenge we face. It will later become a family heirloom.