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Both have tested positive for the BRCA2 gene mutation.
This summer I am bouncing, and though I am not posting stuff, I am still writing and looking for my voice and how I want my own story to go.
Hilary Saltzman is a cholangiocarcinoma cancer survivor who lives in Austin with her husband and two children.
Some hospitals offer parents the choice to transport their dying children out of the intensive care unit so that they can die at home.
Even though some people roll their eyes at the cliché Hallmark holiday, I cherish Mother’s Day — especially in life after cancer.
About a year after Aunt Pat’s death, I started the process of collecting my family’s health history, and shared it with my doctor.
How do you calm your soul and let things go?
Last night…I’m standing in front of my coach and jiu jitsu team wondering what was happening…
I also know that sometimes things change and that I cannot worry, I just have to let go and let God. (It is NOT easy but I am trying.)
We brought home our babies to this house. I survived cancer in this home, surrounded by love and support.
I declare it now — I am ready to move, I am ready to let go and I am ready to NOT be held prisoner by my fears and instead to live in HOPE.
Find out about my journey, my religious experiences and faith.
Being told my surgical appointments were at an end was my first kind of untangling from my frequent follow-ups at Sloan.
Something I am realizing is that it takes a village to survive life, period.
I know enough about breast cancer to know there are no “guarantees,” though my children need to have them.
Lindsay Norris, an oncology nurse living with colorectal cancer, is creator of the Here Comes the Sun blog.
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