The Girl's All Right

The Girl’s All Right

After a biopsy that came back negative, and a relatively minimally invasive procedure where her surgeon cut the mass into pieces to remove it (in order to diminish any potential scarring), she found out that the initial diagnosis had been wrong. She had cancer.
Sazelli Rocks the Positive

Sazelli Rocks the Positive

by Sarah Yates (Sazelli) I have been finding it really hard to write an article about cancer. I was thinking how everyone’s experience of cancer is different. Some people have a rough time through cancer while others cruise through their treatment with the odd rough day here and there. Most...
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Kathleen Hanna Interviews Jackie Farry (part II)

Kathleen Hanna Interviews Jackie Farry (part II)

Photography by Eric McNatt / Photo of Jackie, bottom right by James Sevigny / Makeup Janeen Witherspoon KH: You don’t have to answer this and anytime you feel like let’s take 5…Any thoughts on sex and cancer? JF: Not that I can remember. I’ve only had sex twice since cancer. They were both flings. A...

Lists: The Top Developments in Cancer for 2009

What a difference a year makes – check out these links for a review of? some of the developments and advancements in? cancer and cancer treatment over the past year:? This list mentions the nicotine patch? among other great scientific advancements And Cancer.net breaks down their list into categories like standards of care, prevention &...

Chemo Brain is Real and There is Help

Fixmychemobrain is a real-life twitter user name and it expresses the way many patients feel after going through chemo. Their minds are foggy, their memory is bad, they forget names, and have trouble concentrating.? It is not just in their head, studies are showing that the chemicals used in chemotherapy may have a detrimental effect...
I'm With Cancer to Star Rogen, McAvoy

I’m With Cancer to Star Rogen, McAvoy

Seth Rogen and James McAvoy (yeah that guy with those blue eyes)? are? slated to be in I’m With Cancer, a film based on? Will Reiser’s (a producer for some HBO and Vh1) experiences with young adult cancer.? ? According to an article in First Showing, “The script is about Reiser’s struggle to beat cancer,...

Young Adult Cancer & Health Insurance on Fresh Air

Terry Gross recently interviewed writers and cancer survivors Iva Skoch and Kairol Rosenthal on Fresh Air.? Both authors discuss the health insurance issues they dealt with when they were diagnosed. Kairol Rosenthal uses a succinct and thoughtful anaology – recalling the myth? about a child trapped under a car and the mother somehow gathering enough...

New Young Adult Resource Focuses on Ages 15-40

A recent article in The Telegram profiles a foundation started in 2008 specifically to raise awareness about the gap in cancer awareness and resources for patients between the ages 15-40. According to the article, James W. Coghlin Sr. founded the 15-40 Connection, based in Massachusetts, to close the AYA (adolescent and young adult) gap in...
Kathleen Hanna Interviews Jackie Farry (part I)

Kathleen Hanna Interviews Jackie Farry (part I)

Photography by Eric McNatt / Photo of Jackie, bottom right by James Sevigny / Makeup Janeen Witherspoon JF: Check, check one… I haven’t said that in a long time. KH: Oh, did you have to check the microphone on tour? JF: Well, I just did because we never really had a monitor person so I...
The Ziploc Ritual

The Ziploc Ritual

by Claire Bidwell Smith I was eighteen when my mother lost her five-year battle with colon cancer. She died in a hospital in Washington D.C., where she went after her doctors in Atlanta told her that there was nothing more they could do for her. Ever since we lost her two weeks earlier, I’d had...
Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

While in the waiting room of the hospital, he stopped a nurse to ask what the word oncology meant. Less than 24 hours later he was diagnosed with leukemia. At the time, I was an adjunct professor at New York University teaching undergraduate courses in philosophy. When I wasn’t at NYU, I was filming Jonathan...
Coming Out of the Cancer Closet

Coming Out of the Cancer Closet

Dan Shapiro Thinking of coming out of the cancer closet? You may have a good reason. Maybe you’re on that proverbial third date, the one when you start telling the truth about yourself- that you lived with your parents until you were thirty and if you could get away with it, you’d still bring your...