Articles By: Heidi Adams

Planet Cancer Roundup (Or "Why I Suck at Blogging")

Hi, guys–So I am well aware that blogs should be focused on one topic and that they should be updated regularly–weekly or even several times a week. I have EVERY INTENTION of making that happen. But here’s the problem: I can’t just cram in “write a blog” in the middle...
September 20th, 2011 | Heidi Adams | Read More

Why Join the Lance Armstrong Foundation? Because It’s the Right Thing to Do.

So. Wow. ☺ If you haven’t heard the news, Planet Cancer is now officially a program of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and we couldn’t be more thrilled, for LOTS of reasons! I’ll go into that in a minute, but first, before we go any further, I’d like to re-post Courtney’s Very Important FAQs: Top...
October 22nd, 2009 | Heidi Adams | Read More

Candy stripers or strippers named Candy? What do YOU think an AYA cancer program has to have?

I need your help, guys! Yesterday I attended an all-day meeting sponsored by the LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance, whose purpose was to take a first stab at drafting guidelines or standards for institutions wanting to launch Adolescent/Young Adult Oncology programs. It was a great group that included...
June 9th, 2009 | Heidi Adams | Read More

My Cancer Superheroes

Last night we held an Austin event in partnership with the Lance Armstrong Foundation to kick off National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week. We were hosted by Mellow Johnny’s, Lance’s bike shop, which is a very cool and hip downtown venue. We had good food, drinks and music, and an awesome...
April 7th, 2009 | Heidi Adams | Read More

Send Your Stories to Capitol Hill with Kairol! PLEASE RESPOND!

Below is a request from the amazing Kairol Rosenthal–young adult cancer advocate extraordinaire and author of the fantastic new book, “Everything Changes.” She is taking our cause to Capital Hill and we need to–virtually–go with her. If you do NOTHING ELSE for National Young...
April 2nd, 2009 | Heidi Adams | Read More

Say It With Me, People: CON-STI-PA-TION [Guest blog by JT]

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I had to post this, because we’ve all been there. In fact, my ass was having hemorrhoidal flashbacks while I was reading this. (Makes you want to keep reading, doesn’t it?!) Seriously, this is sheer genius. We heart JT on Planet Cancer! — Heidi Today we’re going to talk about...
March 18th, 2009 | Heidi Adams | Read More

Elvis on my Pelvis [Guest blog by Kaylin]

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I found my fellow Ewing’s sarcoma peep Kaylin’s My Planet page, and was drawn irresistibly over to her blogspot site, after which I took the red pill and kept going farther and farther…..and then I found THIS. Enjoy! —-Heidi Elvis on my PelvisThursday, January 29, 2009 Last day...
March 11th, 2009 | Heidi Adams | Read More

Cancer: Free Ticket to the ER Express Lane [Guest blog by Winediva]

There is SO much good writing on My Planet that I am going to start re-posting my favorite examples on the public blog. This by the wonderful Winediva. And no, she didn’t bribe me with any lovely bottles. Yet. I’m still hoping. Enjoy! —HSA Cancer: Free Ticket to the ER Express Lane...
March 2nd, 2009 | Heidi Adams | Read More

Cyberchondriac Girls #2: This Time, MRIs and Feminine Hygiene. Be Afraid. (Guest Blog by Elizabeth)

No intro. Just jump right in to the warped and hilarious world of one of my awesome Cyberchondriac Girls, Elizabeth: Hi girls! I believe I may have reached a new low tonight. Or high, depending on your perspective. I had to get an MRI on my aching, arthritic hip, just to make sure it’s not some...
February 11th, 2009 | Heidi Adams | Read More

USA Today article features several Planeteers!

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Check it out, guys! Liz Szabo of USA Today interviewed several of our members for the following story: “Cancer Can Bring Out Just the Wrong Words.” There’s even a photo of our lovely Carrie! w00t! Carrie Morse, left, and restaurant owner Reem Azoury share a few laughs at Figs Fine...
February 11th, 2009 | Heidi Adams | Read More