Hey there! For a project in school, I’m going to write a book for preteens/teens who have friends with cancer, as my best friend has had a brain tumour since she was an infant. I am looking for ANY input anyone has to help me. Do you have cancer? What have your friends done during and after your treatment that has helped you the most? Or, what didn’t they do that you wish they had? And if you are the friend of someone with cancer, how has cancer affected your relationship? How do you deal with your own emotions, and what have you done to try and make your friend feel better? Please share anything you can…the more information the better! Thanks
Hi my name is Aria. For a fundraiser, me and my team are going to make a movie about a teen dealing with his cancer. We still haven’t decided for the kind of cancer. Can an expert give us some choices?
I’m currently writing a book about a teen with ALL. I was wondering if I could get some help understanding the process and experiences teens have when facing cancer
Hi, I need help. Tomorrow I’m going to the doctor to find out if I have leukimia. I need advice from people who know what I’m going through right now please. With all of my symptoms they are saying that there is a very high chance of me having it. Help me please!! Im so upset right now and I just need help. Thanks so much!
hey guys, was just researching and found this site, thought i’d post my story as haven’t really spoken much to anyone.. My best friend back when I was about 10 (I’m almost 17 now) got cancer (desmoplastic small roundcell tumour if that means anything to anyone) and he battled it til he was 13, did loads of amazing stuff and met a bunch of famous people. When he died, i think he died happy as he had become a teenager and had all his family and friends there the whole time. Now another one of my friends also has cancer (since she was about 11, but now it’s been diagnosed as terminal) and she’s being so brave and strong but never talks about her illness. We go out a lot when she’s up for it and have lots of fun, but I’m so worried for her and her family as I don’t know if she talks to them a lot about it either. I guess I’m just asking for advice to make her last few weeks/months (who knows) the best ever, and to make sure she’s as happy as possible..I was younger when my other friend was going through this so didn’t have as much input but now feel I’m a bigger part of the situation. Hope all you guys are happy, much love and hugs to you all! XX
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Hi I’m Vane and I have ALL I really admire people who have overcome cancer and I hope that soon I’ll be able to say that I’m one of them.(:
I’m 15 and they just told me and my mom I have leukemia. I came to the hospital yesterday. They said I had a seizure. I don’t remember. I was in the hall and then I was in an ambulance.
I asked them what I am supposed to do and they just said stay calm. Any time I talk to a nurse about doing something they just say to stay calm. I ‘m not calm! i want to do something.
They are going to send me somewhere else because they don’t have a childrens oncologist. I asked them where and they said they were going to talk about it and then they left.
That was like an hour ago. I’ve been on my moms ipad since then looking up wikipedia and there are all of these different types of leukemia. I don’t know whichone wasn’t listening to that part. It says that they will want to do a bonemarrow transplant and that page says it has to come from a sibling but im an only child so what does that mean?
I don’t know why I’m posting this. I don’t even know if where they are going to send me gets internet.
Im Julia im 16 years old an yesterday i was told i have ALL. Im so scared an feel so alone. I dont have my parents really i do have my friends an my very supporting boyfriend. Im scared because i dont know what to expect with this rollercoaster ride that i will going on. So i just want someone that understands to talk to.
I thought I’d start my own topic as it seemed less intrusive than commenting on other people’s. I’m part of a group of journalism students creating a magazine aimed at young female cancer patients as part of our coursework.
The magazine is never actually published but it has the chance to be entered into some national awards.
I’m putting together a feature called: ‘letter to my cancer’, based on an idea I’ve seen on a few blogs whereby patients write a letter to their cancer as if it was a person.
I’m told by patients who we have been in touch with regarding this and other ideas for the magazine that writing these letters can be very theraputic.
If anybody felt like helping out I’d love to have your contribution. It doesn’t have to be long, around 300 words and it can take any tone you want – it can be fighting talk, poigniant, funny or just realistic. All we’d need would be the letter and a photo attached. And, like I say, it’s never actually published.
If this is something you’ like to help with then email me at email@example.com