Posts Tagged ‘Livestrong’

The Perfect Young Adult Cancer Program

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I’ve searched the far corners of the young adult cancer world. If pressed to crown a queen, I’d place the tiara firmly on Heidi Adam’s head.  She’s the founding director of Planet Cancer.  When Heidi speaks, people should listen.  So listen up to what she wrote today: “Yesterday I...
June 9th, 2009 | Everything Changes | 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

Talking About Sex and Cancer

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One of the greatest parts of writing my book, Everything Changes: The Insider’s Guide to Cancer in Your 20s and 30s, was having complete strangers talk to me about the intimate details of their sex life. Here’s Mary Ann, from Chapter 9 ‘It Girl’: “From my head to toes, I have been affected...
June 8th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Cancer Vacations

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Many survivors my book marked the end of treatment with a trip. Some expensive, most on a shoe-string. Some foreign, others just a refreshing get away to see family or friends. If your thinking of adventure travel, Defy Adventures, a new adventure travel organization for young adult cancer patients....
June 5th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Cancerversaries, Blogversaries

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My surgery was on Halloween.  I wore a tiara and red heels to the hospital.  That’s easy to remember.  Ask me the date or year of my diagnosis and I have no idea.  Cancer has fried my inner calendar. Daily on Planet Cancer and Facebook I see young adult cancer patients celebrating their cancerversary....
June 4th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Calm During Crisis

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Wedding season has officially started, so I’ll tell you a little tale about my own wedding. Shannon and I were slated to get married in an old factory in Pittsburgh. (We love urban decay and grunge.) On a site visit three days before our wedding we discovered more grunge than we bargained for....
June 2nd, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More