Got Cancer? Broke? Really!

Source: Stupid Cancer Got cancer? Broke? Really! That’s a shocker. [sarcasm]. We’ve scoured the web to put together this list of resources below whose collective missions are to reduce the financial burden that a diagnosis of cancer can bring. Note: We try to keep this list as updated as possible. […]

The Cost of Cancer … Life, Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad

When I blow out my birthday candles next month, I’ll celebrate being alive. But my 25th birthday will also mark a one-year countdown to the date when I will no longer have health insurance. Like many, many other young adults who don’t have insurance through an employer, I rely on […]

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 […]

Taylor M … An Osteosarcoma Teen Survivor

Source: LiveStrong My name is Taylor Matthews. I’m an osteosarcoma survivor. I became a cancer survivor when I was diagnosed on May 29, 2003. I went to the doctor for a regular X-ray because they thought I had asthma. They told my mom that there was something wrong in my lungs. I had […]

Changed by Cancer … Life, Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad

The New York Times April, 2014 On Monday evening, I stood on a stage in front of a thousand people and talked about what I’ve learned since my diagnosis with cancer two years ago at the age of 22. I was speaking at the Angel Ball, the yearly red-carpet event […]

What Helps, By Age of the Child

Source: American Cancer Society 8/07/2012 Infants or Very Young Children Keep the baby or child near the parents or a trusted adult who is a consistent part of the child’s life, if possible. Have a parent or trusted adult who is a consistent part of the child’s life spend time […]

Getting Away … Life, Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad

The New York Times May, 2013 Like a lot of other cancer patients lying in hospital beds or in chemotherapy suites, I have spent a fair amount of time fantasizing about jetting off to a tropical island. A certain part of me knew that the fantasy was really about escaping […]

Brotherly Love … Life, Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad

The New York Times There are a lot of things about having cancer in your 20s that feel absurd. One of those instances was when I found myself calling my brother Adam on Skype while he was studying abroad in Argentina to tell him that I had just been diagnosed […]