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I thought PTSD was only for soldiers

I thought PTSD was only for soldiers

Nicole writes about being diagnosed with PTSD after cancer, and some of the things that have help her through it.

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Manning up to cancer

Manning up to cancer

Jay writes about how Man Up to Cancer helped build another part of the peer community he is looking for after a colon cancer diagnosis.

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Finding my way in motherhood and survivorship

Finding my way in motherhood and survivorship

“I was eight months postpartum when I was diagnosed with cancer. That sentence stops me in my tracks.”

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A new gratitude and perspective

A new gratitude and perspective

“I experienced a major shift in how I viewed my life, a life I shouldn’t have if it were based on statistics. A new gratitude, a new perspective, a new push.”

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10 things people say that annoy cancer patients

10 things people say that annoy cancer patients

“We just want to be treated the same way you treated us before we were diagnosed with cancer.”

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Stepping out of my comfort zone

Stepping out of my comfort zone

“As we finished the walk, I was grateful for my team and daughter. It wasn’t easy, but I think that it was something I needed to do as I work to define myself post-cancer.”

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Scars

Scars

“While my scar can represent challenges I faced, my scar also reminds me that it doesn’t define my whole cancer experience and feelings.”

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YACCtivists on laughter

YACCtivists on laughter

Cancer is shit, but there can be moments that are humorous, moments that give us pleasure in the darkest of days, and moments we can do nothing more than shake our heads and laugh at. Read on to hear your YACCtivists share their funny stories!

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The twists and turns

The twists and turns

“Life isn’t designed to be a straightforward path; it’s designed to have twists, bumps, and forks where we choose what happens, and every once in a while, you’re thrown for a complete loop and your path hits a complete road block.”

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Top 10 YACC-related memories

Top 10 YACC-related memories

YACCtivist Charlene recaps ten life-changing moments she has experienced because of her connection to YACC.

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Parenting through cancer: Caregivers weigh in

Parenting through cancer: Caregivers weigh in

In this collaborative blog post, four YACCtivists examine parenting through cancer from the patient’s and the partner’s perspectives.

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I get knocked down

I get knocked down

YACCtivist Nicole writes about different ways she felt “knocked down” throughout her cancer experience.

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Lessons I have learned: Part 2

Lessons I have learned: Part 2

YACCtivist Lindsay describes the moment she felt like she shifted into and accepted her “new” life.

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Changes brought on by cancer

Changes brought on by cancer

A YACCtivist writes about how cancer affected their feelings about their body, their independence, and their future.

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I’m having a rough go

I’m having a rough go

YACCtivist Ashley shares some details on her lifestyle as she deals with cancer.

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