Dealing With an Ostomy by Susan Gubar

Living with Cancer The New York Times Well April 27, 2017 Six days after an unremarkable lumpectomy, I had rushed to the local hospital, not so much because of pain but out of concern. I had been eating and drinking as usual, but what was going in was not coming […]

Finding My Cancer Style … Life, Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad

The New York Times June 2012 One year ago, almost to the day, I asked my hairdresser to cut off 16 inches of my hair. It was a pre-emptive strike. A few days later I would be admitted to the oncology unit at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan to undergo […]

After Treatment: Fear of Recurrence

Source: Cure Today Taking control of the uncertainty that cancer may return Patients undergoing treatment worry if therapy will be effective and cure their disease. But a different kind of worry — fear of the cancer returning — rears its ugly head at the completion of therapy when, after an extended […]

Cancer Survivors Celebrate their Cancerversary by Bruce Feiler

The New York Times December 6, 2013   The attendant walked into the hospital waiting room and called my name. I took a deep breath and hurried through the door. “I’m always surprised when my name is pronounced properly at a doctor’s office,” I said. He chuckled. “You’ve been here […]

Stress Management May Have Long-Term Benefits For Cancer Survivors by Carolyn Gregoire

The Huffington Post March, 2015   Going through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can be one of the most stressful events that a woman ever has to face. Learning to cope with that stress can carry benefits not only in the early stages of recovery, but also years down […]

Keeping Cancer a Secret by Dr. Mikkael Sekeres

Dr. Mikkael Sekeres is director of the leukemia program at the Cleveland Clinic. The New York Times July 4, 2013 My patient came to see me every six months or so with his wife of 40 years, making the five-hour drive from West Virginia, where he managed a few businesses. […]

Not All Bad Comes to Harm You

Thousands of people have cancer. Thousands more are fighting it. Thousands more are living with it. Author Janice Mock is just one of those thousands. But as a survivor of stage four ovarian cancer, she shares her story to help others find new insight, strength, inspiration, and self-awareness. Changing her […]

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

Huffington Post April, 2014 Everyone who meets me knows that I had cancer. If they don’t upon first handshake or hug, they will quickly thereafter. Not because of any physical side effect; my scar is barely noticeable and I’m healthier than I ever was before. They know because I talk […]