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Coping With Cancer

The end of my life was killing me

*April 2022* By Annabelle Gurwitch, Lung Cancer Survivor My Stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis came out of the blue after I went in for a routine coronavirus test in 2020. In my first year of treatment, I made lemons out of lemonade, determined to squeeze every drop of whatever time…
Tess Taft
Coping With Cancer

Talking to Your Children About Cancer

*July 2021*  Written by Tess Taft, MSW, LICSW, and oncology psychotherapist.© “I feel like I’m doing something terrible to my family even though I didn’t ask for this.” “My friends and family don’t get it. They can’t. I finally let them off the hook.” “My teenager wants to know ALL…
cece
September 6, 2021
Ivy Elkins
Coping With Cancer

Still Living With Uncertainty

*May 2021*  from Lungcancer.net, written by Ivy  Elkins This past February 13th marked one year since having an upper right lobectomy that resulted in me reaching NED (No Evidence of Disease). Fortunately, I am still considered NED and hope that this status will last a long, long time. Oncologist visits…
cece
June 21, 2021
Tess Taft
Coping With Cancer

The Wisdom of Mortality

*May 2021*  by Tess Taft, msw, licsw ©all rights reserved “Finally, death itself is not the worst thing that can happen.” “Everyone who loves me has heart fatigue. When I die their hearts will be tired in another way. But me? I’m curious about what’s next. I’m diminishing here, but…
cece
June 20, 2021
Coping With Cancer

WILL I BE NEXT? COPING WITH FEAR WHEN FRIENDS DIE

*April  2021* by Tess Taft, msw, licsw ©all rights reserved “I’m in my dark place. I’m stuck in cancer thinking. I don’t want my life to be minor distractions from fears of my own death.” KS, coping with cancer “If you see a piano falling, push me under it.” MR,…
cece
June 19, 2021
AdvocacyStories

We Honor Allen Lee, Co-Founder of EGFR Resisters

*March 2021* By Jill Feldman On behalf of The EGFR Resisters, I am heartbroken to share with you that Allen, our co-founder, passed away surrounded by his family. Please keep Allen’s family in your thoughts and prayers. Allen was an integral part of creating The EGFR Resisters. He offered diverse…
cece
June 19, 2021