An Insider View of Cancer Radiation Through the Eyes of a Cancer Patient

A few months ago, I underwent a month long daily radiation therapy for breast cancer. It was hard for my frail rail thin body. The treatment left me physically, emotionally, and mentally depleted — like nothing I had experienced before. Several months after completion, I still suffer the side effects. (I know survivors who remain affected many … Continue reading An Insider View of Cancer Radiation Through the Eyes of a Cancer Patient

Why Responding to ‘How Are You’ is Hard as a Cancer Patient

Many people are unaware of how difficult it is to answer social greetings when one is in crisis. They ask "how are you" mechanically, without thinking. I've done that in the past. Before my experience of cancer painfully opened my eyes to the stress of social greetings. I suddenly became one of many struggling everyday … Continue reading Why Responding to ‘How Are You’ is Hard as a Cancer Patient