Seven Extra Years

Posted July 2nd, 2022

Today is Sharon’s 7th survivor anniversary. Thank you Sharon for your contribution of this poem to mark this meaningful day. So long agoOnly yesterday Everything changedBut was there all along Eyes openHeart openHeart ripped out Lost manyGained so much Keep goingFull of gratitude Never forgetLife Sharon Civa, MBA, is an ovarian cancer survivor and information […]


Get the Facts Before Using Online Information

Posted May 11th, 2022

You may have read about special foods, exercise plans, nutritional supplements– or diets that exclude a specific food – to prevent cancer growth. The internet and social media platforms can be an excellent way to share new medical, health, and nutrition information with everyone. However, sometimes this information may be shared by people who are […]


Can I Have a Non-Violent Relationship with Cancer (Part 2)

Posted November 16th, 2021

This is part 2 of Marisa’s blog. To read part 1, click here. Treating Cancer Without a Violent Spirit Having established that cancer is not my enemy can I find a less antagonistic way to face cancer? A cancer diagnosis is a grave problem, for sure, a scary reality evoking a wide range of feelings […]


Can I Have a Nonviolent Relationship with Cancer? (Part 1)

Posted November 15th, 2021

By Marisa Guerin, PhD I have long been struck by the language of war and violence that is associated with cancer, but it hasn’t been a personal concern…. until now. A few months ago, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood plasma, and I now find myself sorting through my feelings […]


Building Your Fort of Support: Tips from a Breast Cancer Social Worker

Posted October 27th, 2021

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, you might be noticing a few different feelings. You might be thrilled that each year, the entire month of October is dedicated to educating, fundraising, and advocating for all things breast cancer. You might feel empowered and inspired by the work you and your community have […]


Lucky 13-A Male Breast Cancer Story

Posted October 20th, 2021

Thanks to Harvey Singer for sharing this blog, originally published on the HIS Breast Cancer Awareness website. Learn more about male breast cancer, genetic risk, and resources offered through HIS Breast Cancer here. Thirteen years ago, this week, I heard those infamous words: “Mr. Singer, sir you have breast cancer!” It was not that shocking […]


All in the Family – A Story about Genetics and Breast Cancer

Posted October 12th, 2021

Melissa Hodgson, her mom, and sister share a lot in common—great smiles, blond hair, and little did they know, a BRCA gene mutation. A BRCA mutation increases the risk of developing breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancers in both women and men. The family had absolutely no idea they were at risk until Melissa was […]


Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Spotlight on the PrE0506/DREAM3R Clinical Trial

Posted September 23rd, 2021

Although mesothelioma typically develops in the lining surrounding the lungs—about 75% – 80% of the time—it is not actually a type of lung cancer. Instead, it is a rare cancer that may begin in the lining of different parts of the body, including the abdomen, heart, and testicles. It makes sense, then, that Mesothelioma Awareness […]


September 11, 2001 – Strength is Not Always Unyielding

Posted September 11th, 2021

Today marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. As a way to honor the lives lost and help those personally affected, Ali Lopes shares the story of her dad, Sal, and how we can all respect and remember that day. We thank Ali for sharing her story with our readers. Like many, my family experienced an unfathomable […]


What is Mindfulness?

Posted August 18th, 2021

We begin each week with a mindfulness thought, focus, meditation….something to help us we each begin the week. Every one reading, who is part of this online community, is in some way impacted by cancer. The stress of that influences how we cope. Each of us is also living in a time when our larger […]