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Young and Brave

“I’ve learned to appreciate what I have.”

Posted on June 3, 2017

Every story – like cancer itself – is unique. This blog is part of our ongoing 2017 Survivor Week. Join us from May 29-June 4 as we unpack the complexity of what it means to be a cancer survivor, from those who reject the word entirely to individuals who have embraced their diagnosis with a new sense of purpose. What does being a survivor mean to you?

This post was written by Jessica Joseph, a stage III survivor at age 17. Read more

“Would I jinx myself if I adopted the title survivor?”

Posted on June 1, 2017

Every story – like cancer itself – is unique. This blog is part of our ongoing 2017 Survivor Week. Join us from May 29-June 4 as we unpack the complexity of what it means to be a cancer survivor, from those who reject the word entirely to individuals who have embraced their diagnosis with a new sense of purpose. What does being a survivor mean to you?

This post was written by Dawn Eicher, a stage IV survivor at only age 36. Read more

“Being a survivor is all about attitude.”

Posted on May 29, 2017

Every story – like cancer itself – is unique. This blog is part of our ongoing 2017 Survivor Week. Join us from May 29-June 4 as we unpack the complexity of what it means to be a cancer survivor, from those who reject the word entirely to individuals who have embraced their diagnosis with a new sense of purpose. What does being a survivor mean to you?

This post was written by Vanessa Ghigliotty, a stage IV survivor at age 28. Read more

Age 39 + Trying Keytruda, the Newest FDA-Approved Drug

Posted on May 22, 2017

Aliscia Krecisz was only 39 when she was diagnosed. For years she was told her symptoms were only a result of her colitis and she was too young for colorectal cancer, only to find out she had advanced stage disease. Thanks to her doctor and the Colon Cancer Alliance, she was able to get her tumor tested and, because of her genetic status as MSI-H, she was enrolled into an immunotherapy treatment and has been responding well. Since being diagnosed, she has become passionate about advocating for those diagnosed under 50 as well as the importance of getting second (or third or fourth!) opinions.  Read more

Age 38 with Stage IV: Nima’s Story

Posted on April 21, 2017

Nima Harris started his 38 With Cancer Facebook page after being diagnosed with stage IV cancer. He sat down with us to share his experience, from chemo, to colostomy, to what helps motivate and keep him going!  Read more

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