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Worried Waiting: What Cancer Taught Me About COVID

Living in the limbo of cancer feels a lot like what we're all going through in this pandemic. But take it from me, it can be a time of growth.

Why Every New Cancer Patient Needs To Slow Down Before Surgery

Don't be rushed. Get a second opinion. The alternative is a piece of yourself that could have been saved in a medical waste bin.

From Cancer to COVID

Getting through breast cancer taught me a lot of lessons which I'm finding helpful in surviving coronavirus.

How Radiation Therapy Taught Me To Meditate

They say it takes 21 days to build a habit like mindfulness. My six weeks of radiation therapy gave me that, and then some.

Battling Breast Cancer With Burlesque

Believing it to give women a sense of ownership over their bodies again, Lisa Payne teaches burlesque workshops to women with breast cancer and other health conditions.

When It Comes To Health, It’s Time To Hold Hollywood To A Higher Standard

The cavalier way that movies and television fictionalize illness and disability spread misinformation, reinforce stigma, and lead to real-world deaths.

Dragon Boats Vs. Breast Cancer

For breast cancer survivors around the world, dragon boating is more than a sport. It's a floating support group.

Cancer Was My Crucible, And It Made Me More Compassionate

The tragedies of illness can be agonizing to endure, but oftentimes, we come out the other side more loving people than when we went in.

Ask Ada: ‘When Should I Tell A Date I’m Disabled?’

In our new advice column, Ada explains the best way to reveal an invisible disability when dating, and helps a husband understand his wife's decision to undergo a life-changing surgical procedure.

Can You Take A Vacation From Cancer?

When my family took a trip to the beach to take a break from my diagnosis, we discovered what vacations can and can't do to rejuvenate the soul.

To Tattoo Or Not Tattoo? After Breast Cancer, That’s The Question

After a mastectomy, I felt mangled and ashamed by what I had lost. For me, micropigmentation was the answer.
A blonde woman with short hair having tea in an all-pink room.

How I Became A Pink Person

I never really liked the color pink. But then I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and pink became the color that connected me to fellow survivors.