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Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Breaking Free From the Cancer Identity

Elise Frame | Posted 10.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

Please don't get me wrong. I am so incredibly thankful I am surviving after my cancer diagnosis and treatment. But at the same time, I'm ready to be so much more than just the girl who survived cancer. I'm ready to simply be me.

A Survivor's Routine Journey

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbi Appelquist

So today, a blood draw. Tomorrow, a three-hour ride on an inner space ship. And hopefully, in six months time, I'll look back at another treasure chest of glittering moments with the thud of the MRI as my soundtrack.

The Future of Surrogacy in Minnesota

Erin Havel | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Erin Havel

There will be a few challenges along the way, and here's a big one. You found your life's mate and you are ready to start a family. The only trouble is, because of your medical history, your body is incapable of holding a pregnancy to term.

Love, Hair Loss, and MTV: The Anti-Love Story Every Cancer Survivor Needs

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

t's rare that reality TV can produce some of the strongest role models for a young woman. But their story, even without a fairy-tale ending, is just what people like me needed to see.

5 Reasons to Admire Irish Women

Aisling Carroll | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women
Aisling Carroll

This St. Patrick's Day, to the Irish women in my life, I'd like to say you are flat-out fantastic. Enjoy your day.

Moving Forward, or at Least Trying to, With Uncertainty After Cancer

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

I have started to learn that confronting my fears and issues surrounding moving forward and dealing with cancer is much more positive for me then trying to push past it. It really is hard, and I always feel emotionally drained after each session.

(500) Days of Cancer

Elise Frame | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

One of my favorite movies is (500) Days of Summer. As I've been reflecting on my own past 500 days, it's amazing to think of all that has transpired since Day One. November 24th will be Day 500 in my own ongoing relationship... with cancer.

The Contradictions of Cancer

Elise Frame | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

After spending the better part of a year in chemotherapy infusion bays and hospital beds, I finally returned to college to pick up where I left off. But as I've noticed since being back, it isn't quite as simple as that. Cancer's pesky paradoxes seem to follow me around everywhere I turn.

Coping Mechanisms as a Springboard to Purpose

Erin Havel | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

It's important to point out that creating a public purpose is not everyone's way of getting through an illness. Sometimes the outside world doesn't understand that.

Little Kid Dreams and Cancer

Erin Havel | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

What the little kid me didn't know was that there are other ways to have a positive influence on this world besides the glitz and glamor of celebrity.

A Cancer Survivor's Farewell Letter to Her Twenties

Abby Ramirez | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Abby Ramirez

My darling Twenties, you were lovely and ultimately had a rather dramatic conclusion. Cancer stole something from us that we will never get back. But I found myself because of the relationship I had with you. And now, after 10 magnificent years, I have to bid you adieu.

It Happened, Even to Me

Elise Frame | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

I am happy that my story brings others encouragement,

And I don't think any of this is a mistake.

I just wish people would stop telling me "I can't imagine how you do it"

And instead realize, "You're just like me."

Finding the 'Bright Side Effects' of Stage 4 Cancer

Joy Huber | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Joy Huber

If I could fight something like cancer -- and stage 4 cancer at that -- as a young adult truly just beginning to experience the blessings of my life with joy, I know you can also find the "bright side" of your obstacles and challenges.

Generation Why: Our New Spotlight On Young Adult Cancer Patients And Survivors

Laura Schocker | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Schocker

Today, we're launching a new series on HuffPost Healthy Living called Generation Why, exploring the unique set of issues facing today's young adult cancer patients and survivors. Their stories are equal parts heartbreaking and inspiring.