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Suleika Jaouad

Entries by Suleika Jaouad

10 Ways To Help A Friend With Cancer

(23) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 7:30 AM

If it takes a village to raise a child, you might say it also takes one to care for the sick. Cancer is at once personal and communal. Disease lives in the sufferer's body, but the experience of illness is shared, often intimately, by our loved ones. And yet, caring...

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10 Things Not To Say To A Cancer Patient

(283) Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | 7:42 AM

When I was diagnosed with leukemia last May, I couldn't imagine what lay ahead for me. The last eight months may have well been eight years. It's been a blur of blood tests and bone marrow biopsies, fevers and infections. Any cancer patient can tell you that the disease turns...

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Good Afternoon, You Have Cancer

(48) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 5:52 PM

One rainy spring morning in Paris, I woke up with flu-like symptoms and decided to take a "me" day from work. Little did I know, I would never return. Three months later -- exactly one year after graduating from college -- I found myself in the oncology ward of a...

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