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You Just Found Out Your Friend Has Cancer – Now What?

Most young adults never expect to hear the words “I have cancer” come up in a conversation, and they feel totally unprepared when it does. The news that your friend…

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You Just Found Out Your Friend Has Cancer – Now What?

Protected: Fighting Follicular Thyroid Cancer

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Protected: Fighting Follicular Thyroid Cancer

When Words of Gratitude Are All We Have

It was October 18th, 2015, the day before Kirsten was to be life-flighted from Stanford hospital in Palo Alto to Rady Children’s hospital in San Diego, where she would spend…

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When Words of Gratitude Are All We Have

What a Stage IV Breast Cancer Patient Wants You To Know About Breast Cancer Awareness Month

You have probably seen a barrage of pink products everywhere you go in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But what does breast cancer awareness actually mean? Is it pink…

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What a Stage IV Breast Cancer Patient Wants You To Know About Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Staying Connected Even When COVID and Cancer Keep You Apart

COVID and Cancer—The Challenges When you’re first diagnosed with cancer, it’s usually a time when everyone you’ve ever spoken to comes out of the woodwork to support you. MealTrains are…

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Staying Connected Even When COVID and Cancer Keep You Apart

Cancer Support Challenges for Active Duty Military: Q&A with Rebecca Satterwhite

Did you know that  over 80% of the nearly 1.33 million active duty military personnel are young adults between 18-35? Imagine getting a cancer diagnosis while you are serving your…

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Cancer Support Challenges for Active Duty Military: Q&A with Rebecca Satterwhite

Cancer Humor: Coping Through Laughter

I’ll never forget the first time I told a cancer joke around people who haven’t experienced cancer firsthand. I was chatting with friends about the COVID vaccines in late 2020,…

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Cancer Humor: Coping Through Laughter

Chiara vs Cancer: Adapting to a New Life with Support That Makes Life Better

My Story My name is Chiara Riga. I am 28 years old, a marketing operations manager, dog mom, lover of exercise and the outdoors, and in September of 2020, I…

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Chiara vs Cancer: Adapting to a New Life with Support That Makes Life Better

To the Kind-Hearted Supporter

If you are supporting your friend or family member who has been diagnosed with cancer or another chronic illness, you know that role comes with many challenges. It’s hard to…

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To the Kind-Hearted Supporter

Young Adult Cancer Education — Events and Activities

b-present overcomes the stigma of cancer through education, community dialogue, and experiences that improve empathy and compassion and lead to action. These events and activities create a shared understanding of…

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Young Adult Cancer Education — Events and Activities

My Friend Has Cancer?! Part 4 – And I Really Screwed Up

You said something you thought would make your friend feel better, but the look on her face says…. No. You want to crawl into a hole. Or blow it off…

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My Friend Has Cancer?! Part 4 – And I Really Screwed Up