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"Autism impacts Alex’s cancer treatment in every way imaginable. Although he’s an adult, someone needs to be with him at all times. We’re at his bedside, making sure he doesn’t yank out an IV. We sleep in his hospital room. We’ve been in procedures rooms and recovery rooms and places family members generally aren’t allowed. We’re there because he needs us. We are stronger together, and we...
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My Son Has Both Autism and Cancer, And Today I Am Celebrating

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01/18/2017 at 16:37. Facebook
"When my husband was terminally ill with brain cancer, I felt something was missing when the New Year came around. Everyone was still making resolutions and talking about them quite happily. Being overwhelmed by my husband’s illness, I couldn't even imagine making a resolution. A promise that I’d have to keep all year, when I didn't even know what was happening day to day in my life?"

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This Is For All Of Us Who Are Overwhelmed By New Year's Resolutions

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I Had Cancer
01/18/2017 at 00:40. Facebook
It took a long time to find that "new normal" and officially accept it. Sometimes I still don't want to. I am over five years out now. When will cancer officially crash into a brick wall and stop tailing me? I walk fast, it speeds up. I run, it keeps pace. It hasn't caught me yet and I hope it never does. I look forward to the day where I turn around and I don't see it keeping up. I have been...
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Where Is The Instruction Manual For Life After Cancer?

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I Had Cancer
01/17/2017 at 18:15. Facebook
"Kicking cancer in the Butt. Three years ago I was fighting stage 4 nasopharyngeal carcinoma ( the tumor was the size of an apple). I had 39 radiation treatments (to my head and neck) and up to this point 149hrs of chemo. My partner at the firehouse and my son set out to help me do a 5k. My goal was 1hr. We crossed the line at 59:13. The next morning I went in for my 2nd to last 96hr chemo...
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I Had Cancer
01/16/2017 at 08:45. Facebook
"There will be bad days. But there will be good days, too. I think it’s a personal choice what mood you begin your day in. My sister-in-law gave me some wall art for Christmas that reads “I think I’ll just be happy today.” It hangs beside my bed and makes my decision a little easier every morning. Sometimes, bad days slip through the cracks here and there like prickly brown weeds breaking up...
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The Good Girl's Guide To Bad Boobs

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01/15/2017 at 14:42. Facebook
"Tears, pain, and weakness will all inevitably surface. I'm only human after all, right? Just because my mom calls me her superhero doesn't mean I have to put on a brave face every single day. I had to be honest with myself and give myself a break. I can't go a day without praying and thanking God for the life I have now. Without him, I would not be able to take on this battle. My strength and...
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Where Does Strength Come From?

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I Had Cancer
01/14/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
"1. Bring One Trusted, Level-Headed Person With You

As your dedicated note-taker, your companion will remind you of questions you have, deal with details and write instructions down. The amount of information can be overwhelming, adding confusion to an already wide range of emotions. After all, before your diagnosis, these issues likely were neither your area of expertise nor of any interest...
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4 Tips For a Chemotherapy Education Visit

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01/14/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
We love how relatable this comic is and how it illustrates, literally, the effects of chemo. What types of comics from Cancer Owl would you like to see next?

Carpe Diem | CancerOwl Comic

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I Had Cancer
01/13/2017 at 20:59. Facebook
"By a final vote of 51-48, the Senate approved a budget resolution that sets the stage for broad swaths of the Affordable Care Act to be repealed through a process known as budget reconciliation. The resolution now goes to the House, where leaders are hoping to approve it by the end of the week."

NPR reports in on what the ACA repeal of last night meant for many members of our community....
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Senate Takes First Step To Repeal Obamacare — So What's Next?

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I Had Cancer
01/13/2017 at 00:45. Facebook
"As a hardworking Midwestern country girl, who was raised by a mother who never sat down except to eat dinner, and who still prefers the control of a detailed list, one of the biggest lessons I learned from having cancer was that time is a wonderful commodity to waste. The world is not going to fall apart if I take some time off.

To leave the running of the universe in the hands of God and to...
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3 Reminders For Cancer Survivors At The Start of A New Year

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"The many faces of kicking cancer's ass. If you can do cancer you can do anything!" --Gabba, 2x cervical cancer survivor

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"To you, my dear,
who doesn't have anything to comb in the morning.

To you, my beautiful,
who goes to the tenth chemo and every bone hurts, but still you get up..."

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To You, My Fellow Cancer Warrior | Cancer Poem

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Yesterday we saw the first death anniversary of beloved icon David Bowie, who passed away January 10, 2016 from liver cancer. His contributions to our world (and beyond) are far-reaching, and many members of our community were deeply affected by his passing. Today we share a few tributes to his legacy.

"One night, while I was swimming in a river of pain, Bowie’s "Five Years" came on a...
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Left in the Starlight: What David Bowie Meant To Me |...

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"I had been in remission for almost 18 months, and while I know there is no guarantee it's permanent, I like to think that I'm better off the further out I get. In the cancer world, the 18-month mark means that your chances of being cured rise 20% - so getting this news a week before my actual 18-month mark and Thanksgiving wasn't making me feel super thankful.

After hanging up the call, I...
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That Time They Told Me My Cancer Might Be Back

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"This is my 1st cancer journey starting 4 days the birth of our baby girl. 20 months on I'm starting to fight again as my bowel cancer has spread to my liver. I won't give up i have a lovely husband and 4 beautiful children they're my everything to fight for!!!" - Jenny, Fighter
"I felt so betrayed by my own body and I felt guilty for being depressed about it. Since we had experienced infertility I thought that I should be happy about having one child and believe me I was, but I couldn't get over being done having kids. I struggled with that even after our daughter was born. Then a very special and wise woman gave me the best advice."

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I Dealt With Pregnancy, Cervical Cancer, and Infertility All At The Same Time

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"It’s funny how most people like to be included in your life during celebrations, or when things are going great. Friends, family, and co-workers love participating in those moments of life, but if you suddenly are diagnosed with something like Cancer, this all changes abruptly."

You Can't Catch Cancer From Me

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"Battling Cancer the 3rd Time

She was first diagnosed in 2009, forced to sell her only property to survive, declared to be cancer free by 2010, diagnosed with colon cancer by 2014 and this 2016... the Colon cancer reoccur again. Please help this brave woman fight her battle for the 3rd time. Read her full story in the attached link." -- Eunice Amora, granddaughter. This GoFundMe page is for...
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Click here to support My grandma medical funds by Eunice Amora

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I was diagnosed the age of 27 with Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma stage 1A. 1/7/11 had lumpectomy & sentinel node bx surgery . Grade 3, ER & PR Positive & HER2/NEU Positive. Did BRCA Testing which was negative for deleterious mutations. Remove 5 of my axillary sentinel lymph nodes all negative for metastasis. Did 6 round of chemo, about a month of radiation, a year of the herceptin shot....
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"One thing I can say with 100% certainty is, regardless of what happens, where I go, who you move on with, you will always be in my life, sadly. As much as I try and shake you off, tell you that it’s over, scream out to you that we are DONE, you’ll always be lurking there in the shadows. You can’t catch a hint."

An Open Letter To Not-So-"Dear" Cancer

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