October 1, 2019

At the age of twelve I was totally unaware of what my previous cancer treatment would do to me. Sure, I knew I had side-effects, but I was not expecting something that could change my life so much.

In late 2014 I started to have symptoms of something called the menopaus...

September 14, 2019

I think the first piece of advice is to love your body whether it’s over weight, on the spectrum or not! Steroids are in our bodies for a reason and we wouldn’t be able to fight cancer without them. It is okay to gain weight because once you are cancer free, you have a...

August 30, 2019

Before treatment, my hair reached all the way down to my lower back. It was perfect. There was nothing I wanted to change about it. However, once I started chemo, there was no chance of it not falling out. I let it fall out until there was barely any left. My mom then...

July 30, 2019

I think it is important to eat healthy food during and after treatment, but not at the expense of your wellbeing.

I think there's a common misconception between eating healthy and losing weight. I personally have both lost and gained weight from eating the same 'health...

July 5, 2019

Sports. They are so hard to give up when you get diagnosed with cancer. I played soccer, swam, and ran cross country. Sports were my life. It was so hard watching my soccer team play and go to tournaments without me, and even win a championship. I had to watch their se...

April 26, 2019

Coping with the transition

Transferring over from children’s to adult cancer services was always something I used to dread. It’s leaving behind a place you knew so well and knew you could trust, and all the friendly and familiar faces along with it. I found it really ha...

February 13, 2019

For those of you who do not know who I am, my name is Molly Treves and I am a Long-Term survivor of the cancer Neuroblastoma. During my fight for survival when I was only two years old, I endured different therapies, surgery and many side-affects that come along with m...

November 7, 2018

Heading into the hospital for your first chemo? Have no clue what to pack? Have no fear! I’m Lily, an experienced hospital stay-er and two time cancer survivor and I’m here to help you with your hospital packing list! There are a few types of hospital stays to consider...

September 11, 2018

We are stuck in hospital - often too weak to see anybody - the neutropenia sets in so that seeing people could actually kill you, and of course, friends lose contact. Consequently, you begin to feel lonely – lonelier than ever before in your entire life.

I remember begi...

September 11, 2018

You are bald, pale and living a life far from a normal teen’s life, so it is understandable to feel like you don’t belong. Before my cancer diagnosis, I was fairly popular at school and I had no trouble fitting in, but after my diagnosis it felt like I was a completely...

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