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

A few months ago, I underwent 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 years down the … Continue reading An Insider View of Cancer Radiation Through the Eyes of a Cancer Patient

Answering “How Are You” Is Difficult as a Cancer Patient

Many people are unaware of how difficult it is to answer social greetings when one is grieving. They ask "how are you" mechanically, without thinking. I too have done so in the past. My experience of cancer opened my eyes to the stress of social greetings. All the sudden, I became one of many struggling … Continue reading Answering “How Are You” Is Difficult as a Cancer Patient