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    Hair, Interrupted

    When you get diagnosed with cancer, your first thought is “Oh my god, am I going to die?”, and then your second thought is “Oh my god, am I going to lose my hair?”. You would think that once your life is in danger, you automatically stop caring about superficial…

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    Chemo Cocktail: My 5 Month-Long Hangover

    Sometimes, I’ll be going about my daily business and then all of a sudden it hits me: I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and survived 8 rounds of chemotherapy. From diagnosis to treatment, everything was such a whirlwind. When all the dust finally settled, I was left thinking… did all…

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    To Port, or Not to Port

    I’ve had a severe phobia of needles for as long as I can remember. I like to think it all began when my sister and I were kids and we discovered a tree in our backyard that had long and (surprisingly) sharp pine needles. We came up with a game…

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    The Diagnosis: Part 2

    From the moment I heard the word “cancer”, everything happened so quickly. Like someone hit the fast forward button and couldn’t figure out how to turn it off. Carlos and I had a flight booked to go to Hawaii for a week on August 2nd (for my 27th birthday) and…

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    The Diagnosis: Part 1

    Hi! My name is Sarah and I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 26. This is my story. July 2017: I just finished grad school and was on top of the world! It was finally time to move across the country to be with my partner Carlos and to…