my friend has cancer

June 12, 2012 by  
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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

Oncology Residency

June 3, 2012 by  
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One prominent Oncology Residency specialist, Dr. Edinger contends that: “Technological advancements in imaging, treatment planning and treatment delivery are tremendously improving patient outcomes. More targeted radiotherapy is letting patients of all ages live a more normal life during and after the course of treatment and most importantly, improving outcomes”. Does anyone else support this idea?

Dr. T A Mallick.

http://residencypersonalstatement.info/oncology

ALL

May 21, 2012 by  
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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.(:

no one will tell me anything!

May 7, 2012 by  
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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.

Very Scared.

March 17, 2012 by  
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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.

Help needed with magazine feature

March 16, 2012 by  
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Hi everyone,

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 joa09ec@shef.ac.uk

Thanks!

E x

Case study needed for journalism project

March 16, 2012 by  
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Hi everyone,

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 joa09ec@shef.ac.uk

Thanks!

E x

Support Groups in NYC for Teens?

March 8, 2012 by  
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Does anyone know of any good support groups in NYC for teens living with Cancer? I’m working with a 16-y/o girl who suffered a Synovial Carcoma. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

Houston Chapter Teens living with cancer?

March 1, 2012 by  
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Do you have a Houston Chapter?

am I alone?

February 19, 2012 by  
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im Brooke. i just turned 16 on friday… well around september i stared having some pretty wacky things go on with me.. i started to get bad nose bleeds and i started getting weird bruises all over me and i was always tired id wake up in the middle of the night covered in sweat and yet it be to weak to get up… my mom begain to relize this was happening she also has cancer so does my soon to be step dad. she took me to the doctor and sure enough i had cancer(AML) they did radiation for about two weeks and i was out of school but it didnt help much… so my mom put me back in school. i didnt wanna start chemo but surly enough this morning i started it back up): my friends dont really understand they are saying that they are always going to be here… but what about when i started to look like a freak or when my medication starts to make me gain weight then what? they already thought i was lying about it… they said i wasnt showing symtoms when really im just hiding all my pain from them… the truth is im in so much pain you couldnt believe it! i can barley move without every bone in my body aching. im already loosing my hair… and im scared to go back to school! what will everybody say… i dont even want my friends to know whats going on… let alone the whole school… im scared they will mistake me for a guy. what i dont get is why me? what did I do? did i do something to desurve this… im just a normal kid… my friends say that they will always be here for me but really i feel alone… that why im glad i found this web page… i dont feel so alone anymore i feel like i finally have people to relate to(:

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