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Looking Back at the Last Few Years Post-Cancer Treatment

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

It has been almost three years now since I was diagnosed with cancer. It has been almost two years since I finished medical treatment for everything involved with cancer. I still don't know exactly what to think about a lot of things after all this.

My 'Favorite' Cancer Treatment Questions

Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue

Obviously there's nothing funny about cancer or its various treatments. But I felt that my options were either laugh at most of it or just crawl under my covers into the fetal position and stay there. Thankfully humor won out most of the time.

The Long Road to Las Vegas

Kenny Kane | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenny Kane

The Stupid Cancer Road Trip was a collaborative effort between Stupid Cancer and Volkswagen to promote the cause of young adult cancer. We're looking forward to returning to Vegas this year, and plan on repeating the road trip in partnership with the Chevy Volt team.

3 Years of Stupid Cancer

Kenny Kane | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenny Kane

Three years ago, I was thrust into this sub-culture of a forgotten population of cancer survivors: young adults. I wish there wasn't a need for my job, but at the same time, I couldn't picture doing anything else.

How I Found 'It'

Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue

In December of 2008, shortly after my 37th birthday, I was shaving my underarms in the shower and I noticed that my right underarm looked swollen.

The Joys of Voluntary Crutching, aka 'Quadstepping'

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

Just like for rock-climbing, I have the build for "quadstepping," my term for walking with crutches. I can even tweak the verb for related activities, like "tristepping" if I go non-weight-bearing; "quadsquashing" if I pole-crush bugs; or "quadfleeing" if I leave the scene of a crime.

Once, Twice, Three Times Malady: My Love Affair With Cancer and Why I Decided to Tell the World

Kaylin Andres | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Kaylin Andres

My cancer can't get enough of me. It keeps coming back. And so I've decided to accept my illness in order to move on with my life. The problem is, once you make the decision to become 'frenemies' with your illness, you accept being defined by it, and cancer has a nasty reputation.

Our Super Powers

Alex Kip | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

I was 22 years old on the brink of graduating from one of the top musical theater programs in the nation, when I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I thought I was Superman, and my super power was my singing voice. Until, that is, the kryptonite lodged itself into my body.

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.

Everything's Harder With Cancer

Naomi Sichler | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Naomi Sichler

Most days, my two-and-a-half-year-old cancer diagnosis moves smoothly, easily back and forth between the back of my mind and the front. But on some days, cancer remains stubbornly in the forefront.

Fighting Disease With Words

Karin Diamond | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Karin Diamond

One hospital stay left me confined to the walls of a very small room, no one allowed to enter without wearing a mask, gloves and a gown. But what quarantine couldn't take away was the connections I could make with my writing.

Planning for an Uncertain Future

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

I fought cancer, and was fortunate to win, but I had to start over. How do I make a new plan? The uncertainty that comes with being in remission, as well as many of the financial difficulties for the future are ever-present. How do you plan for the future, when yours (like mine) is so uncertain?

When I Realized That Cancer Could Kill Me

Beth Pointer | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Pointer

I am not in control. My oncologist is not in control. Cancer controls my schedule. No one else. And cancer decided to fucking remind me that these days are not mine to plan. These days are only mine to appreciate and take the most pleasure and joy from as possible.

The Isolation Of Cancer

Lisa Bonchek Adams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
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.

5 Things We're Grateful For, Despite Cancer

Jeff Tomczek | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Tomczek

This Thanksgiving, while we indulge in feasts to celebrate all that we have been blessed with, cancer patients will be struggling to find the positives in their circumstances. Here are five things that cancer has left us grateful for this holiday season.