"While all my friends were thinking about college, prom, driving, and the SAT, I was going to 10 appointments a week, wondering if I'd ever be able to return to a normal classroom." Read how Claire dealt with grieving her life before chronic illness, and learned to embrace her new life, symptoms and all.
When Alexandra was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the age of 29, she decided to focus all her effort on her art. Read how she has been using art as a therapeutic outlet throughout her chemo journey.
You just got the worst news of your life…you have cancer. Now it’s time to pick up the phone and tell your closest friends and family members. Aisha shares how she created a "Code of Cancer" to help break the news.
A cancer diagnosis can be frightening and devastating for anyone, but research has found that cancer is more depressing for men than women. Whether you're a caregiver or just a friend, learn how you can best support a man in your life that is going through cancer.
Living with constant pain, not being able to eat, frequent hospitalizations, and relying on medical devices took a toll on Rachel's life. Although she realizes her life and nutrition may look a lot different than others, she accepts it as her normal.
Living with an illness that can make your stomach feel like its constantly on fire, cause extreme nausea and make you lose weight rapidly can be a very stressful experience. As a result, Caleigh has found a number of ways to stay occupied and positive, even when going through tough times health-wise.
With my diagnosis came immediate relief, but that relief was all too temporary. Lyme disease felt like the answer I had been waiting for, but with the lack of research and understanding I soon realized that a Lyme diagnosis didn’t win me any battles, it only redirected me towards new ones
Life after receiving a cancer diagnosis can be altered pretty dramatically. Finding a structured, safe and compassionate environment with cancer support groups, both online and offline, can help you get through the day to day.