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Ask Ada: Quitting Smoking Again During COVID

Plus: I'm having dealing with both my pandemic weight gain and managing my eating disorder!

Climbing To Heal

Nikki Bradley, an Irish climber and cancer survivors who scales mountains and glaciers with a crutch, has come a long way from being ashamed of her disability.

Walking To The End Of The World

Hiking 600 miles with chronic fatigue syndrome taught me new things about my relationship with illness. So did the pilgrims I met along the way.

Ask Ada: My Dead Parents Want Revenge Against My Disabled Sister

Plus: a mother worries about her daughter falling in love with a man with cancer.

My Mother, The Caregiver, Made Me A Revolutionary

Despite arthritis, my mother works 16 hours a day and cares for my father, who has cancer. She escaped genocide to build me a better life... but she's the one who deserves it.

Ask Ada: I Have The BRCA Mutation. Should I Have Kids?

Plus: I have lupus, and I think going back to teach might just kill me.

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.

Ask Ada: My Friend Has Been Lying About Exposing Us To Coronavirus

Plus: how to find resources for a disabled child during a pandemic.

How I Dug Myself Out Of My Post-Cancer Depression

When I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, I didn't realize that my bigger health battle would ultimately be with depression.

For Trans Cancer Patients, A Zine To Be Seen

After their own cancer experiences, Charlie Manzano and Roman Ruddick are looking to improve the trans experience in healthcare, one zine at a time.

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.

Ask Ada: My Boyfriend Left Me When I Got Cancer!

Plus: my foster child has a disability. How can I bond with them?