Most women dread turning 40, not me. The morning of February 9th, 2017, I hopped out of bed and headed off to teach my weekly cycling class. Health and fitness are two of my passions. I’ve been a group fitness … Read more
This beautifully written piece sheds light on the struggles that caregivers on the cancer journey face after losing their loved one. Caregivers are critical sources of support throughout someone’s cancer journey, but their true strength shines through with how they … Read more
By Barbara Tako
Cancerland is a frightening place to be for days, weeks, months and yes, even years. Turn that worry into something positive; reach out and be kind today and every day forward.
Before cancer survivorship, I know I … Read more
By Kelly Irvin
Rather than revisiting the ghosts of cancer treatments past, I’m focused on using what I’ve learned in three years of active treatment and maintenance for incurable, metastatic cancer.
My three-year cancerversary is quickly approaching. On Jan. 13, … Read more
Luci Berardi had known for three months that something was wrong. As a yoga practitioner and instructor, she was very much in tune with her body, and the changes she was noticing were odd and disconcerting.
First there was the … Read more
By Brielle Benyon
Recent research found that outpatient palliative care improved survival and quality of life in patients with advanced cancer.
Palliative care may boost survival in patients with advanced cancer, according to recent research conducted at Tulane University.
“If … Read more
Meet Ally, Clearity’s youngest supporter!
Hi, my name is Ally W.! I am 12 years old and I live in California. I’m in 7th grade and I am on the cheerleading team for my middle school. I enjoy baking, cheer, … Read more
By Susan Gubar
I’ve been lucky that most of my care is delivered with tenderness, despite the fact that cancer patients are routinely exposed to brutal procedures.
Often I have lain under a sheet on a gurney in a hospital
By Brooke Gant
One year ago, I was a healthy 32-year-old woman. Then, with a flurry of medical tests, I became an ovarian cancer patient.
I quickly learned that when you get hit by a difficult disease, you become vulnerable
By Katie Kosko
Whether it’s the person who receives a cancer diagnosis or family members who will watch their loved one go through it all,… Read more
By Susan Gubar
No matter how long I deal with periodic blood tests, abdominal CTs and mammograms, they always trigger a huge wave of ‘scanxiety.’
Last year, right before the winter holidays, the nurse practitioner palpating my breast paused and … Read more
By Doug Wendt
The cancer journey is always overwhelming. No human can come away from the experience unscathed. You begin with a symptom here, a sign there, or maybe something appears on a routine checkup or in imaging. Suddenly, the … Read more
“You feel lost and confused, and everybody is going… Read more
By: Susan Lisovicz
I’m glad I was lying down when the doctor told me the true cause of my stomach pains.
“Well, you’ve got a tumor” were his first words to me. I had just awakened in a hospital bed … Read more