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Cancer Experience

How To Improve The Doctor-Patient Relationship: An Open Letter To Future Physicians

Mailet Lopez | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Mailet Lopez

No matter what type of physician you may be, and what type of news you are delivering, you become the single most important person in the world to your patients because you are there at the start of their journey, you are at the helm of their survival.

What Would You Say to Cancer If You Only Had Five Words?

Mailet Lopez | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mailet Lopez

Why do I want to make people feel uncomfortable? Because the reality is that the topic of cancer is still taboo among the general public, and I want to change that.

At the Top of My Lungs: Ready for Take Off (Chemo Begins)

Jennifer Glass | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

I don't care if my hair grows back in 50 shades of gray. I might throw a cap on if my head gets cold, but no precarious headgear for me. Life is too short to worry about your hair blowing away in the wind.

I'll Take the Lumpectomy, a Small Dose of Chemo and a Side of Acupuncture, Please

Mailet Lopez | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Mailet Lopez

No one chooses cancer. It comes out of left field and forcefully throws you into battle, whether you're "prepared" or not. Now that I am five years cancer free, I have figured out what key steps helped me deal with all my choices, and they just may be able to help you, too.

When the Other Shoe Drops: Making Sense of Life When Cancer Returns

Amy Curran Baker | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Curran Baker

My medical oncologist asks me how I'm doing "psychologically." And the truth is that most days I'm fine. Although I wish -- of course -- that I didn't have cancer again. I am calm and methodical about my cancer and how I will go about treating it, because now it is just a part of my life.

Cancer Is Not a Gift

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

The Silver Linings that I have experienced (and continue to experience!) during my cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery help me get through each and every day. I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for the Silver Linings, but you'll never, ever, not in a million years hear me refer to cancer as a gift.

The Loud Voice of Cancer

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

What would you do if you heard the words "You've got cancer"? Get inspired by the infectious spirit of Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman as she shares her personal healing journey and how it revealed her life's purpose.

Xeni

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Jasmina Tesanovic

After her experience nothing will be the same, since she managed to make out of an intimate tragedy a public polemic and even a funny story.

Worrisome and Suspicious: A Cancer Glossary

Marika Holmgren | Posted 02.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Marika Holmgren

I guess since we're members of a club we never wanted to join, we deserve to have our own secret language. Or maybe it's simply because there are literally no words in the dictionary to describe some of the unique experiences that come along with a cancer diagnosis in this modern age.