Posts Tagged ‘young adult’

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

Oral chemotherapy for brain cancer

I am truly lucky to be eligible for (what I think is probably) the easiest chemotherapy solution ever. I am treated with Temodar, a drug that came out of a clinical trial phase more than two years ago and is available to people with certain types of brain tumors. Temodar is taken orally and treatment...
August 12th, 2009 | Life During Cancer | 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