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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?

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

How To Be A Better Supporter Q&A With Jessica Florence

Tell us a little bit about yourself, pre and post-diagnosis. My name is Jessica Florence. I am a 4th-year architecture student at Florida A&M University. In 2016, I was diagnosed…

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How To Be A Better Supporter Q&A With Jessica Florence

My Friend Has Cancer?! Part 3 – The Power of Silence

Sometimes, saying nothing says it all.   When you are with a friend that is dealing with cancer, know there will be moments of silence. Embrace those moments, learn to…

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My Friend Has Cancer?! Part 3 – The Power of Silence

My Friend Has Cancer?! Part 2 – What Do I Say

Talking to a friend with cancer can be intimidating, stressful, and even awkward. It is often hard to find the right words to say, but remember, your friend feels just…

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My Friend Has Cancer?! Part 2 – What Do I Say

What Support Through Cancer Looks Like To Me

What does support look like? I’ve taken too long to answer this awesome question that I’ve been asked so many times. As the journey has continued to unfold, I’ve learned…

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What Support Through Cancer Looks Like To Me