Category Archives: Survivorship

Maybe I’ll get breasts; maybe I won’t.

On the third day of 2006, at the age of thirty-two, I had a bi-lateral mastectomy. Because of the characteristics of my cancer the surgeon was unable to spare any skin or tissue on my left side and we decided … Continue reading

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Now What?

7-Year Cancer Survivor – Now What? Are you a different person now than before you had cancer? Cancer changes lives not only for survivors but also for co-survivors, family and friends.  Cancer can bring clarity to a situation that was … Continue reading

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Who are Your Angels?

Our guest blogger this month is an ovarian cancer survivor who was an incredible human being prior to cancer, and yet has used the opportunities through cancer to continue to grow in so many wonderful ways. I believe it is … Continue reading

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A New Way of Living for 2012

A cancer survivor friend of mine said something the other day that really stuck with me. She said: “It’s time to put as much work and stamina into enjoying life now as I did defending it!” Some might say that while … Continue reading

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I’m a survivor! Now What?

In a fairly short amount of time, you have received a diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.  Now what?  Well, what’s left? Staying healthy!  Many lifestyle changes play a role in the success of survivorship:   emotional support, nutrition, and exercise just to … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Gratitude

Remembering Emily It’s been 4 years this week since the world lost an incredible light, Thankful Emily Jane Dade. This week, I am remembering Emily by posting some of her writings (with her family’s permission) from the last few weeks of … Continue reading

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From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor

This short film illustrates the importance of survivorship care after treatment ends. It’s not just about living but living well after cancer!

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