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Cancer Parents

From Cancer to Cannes

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home
Barbi Appelquist

Cancer and death are scary things. For parents who have lived through it, cancer is our boogeyman lurking in the shadows of our thoughts. I hope that I will summon your courage, for myself and my daughter.

How I've Tried To Keep Life Normal For My Daughters

Molly Lindquist | Posted 06.29.2013 | Parents
Molly Lindquist

For me, one of the scariest parts of my diagnosis with breast cancer was the challenge of keeping life as normal as possible for my two young daughters.

Cancer, St. Paul and the Beatles

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.21.2013 | Home
Dan Duffy

Close your eyes for a moment and just say that as many times as it takes to sink in. Love. Never. Fails. It immediately brought my mind to all of the people I know who are right now battling cancer.

The Cancer Roller Coaster

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.07.2013 | Home
Dan Duffy

Cancer can take your strength, or your leg, or your breast, or your hope. It can also take your soul if you let it. Do whatever you have to do to keep that from happening. Get up... again, and again, and again.

Telling Your Children About Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.01.2013 | Home
Dan Duffy

A golden rule that we learned in kindergarten is still a golden rule: Honesty is the best policy. Both of my boys, ages 6 and 4, know that I had cancer, and they know that I have to get checked every year to make sure that it doesn't come back.

Reclaiming Christmas: A Mother's Story

Pat Taylor | Posted 02.18.2013 | Home
Pat Taylor

The holidays can be a difficult time for those of us who have lost a loved one to cancer. Cancer can take away all the joyful child-like innocence and magic of Christmas, if we let it. Can such a fathomless hole in the heart ever be filled? Yes, I believe it can be... eventually.

The Isolation Of Cancer

Lisa Bonchek Adams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Lisa Bonchek Adams

How I handle metastatic cancer matters. "Doing it right" doesn't mean I have to be positive all the time. But it means I have to be honest.