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Tag – Leukemia

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Why it's important to capture the 'not-so-good' moments

Through my years of treatment, I learned how important it is to capture those “not so good” days.

Feb. 13, 2018 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Life After Leukemia: My struggle with possible infertility

While undergoing treatment, one of my biggest worries was my capability to have children.

Jan. 19, 2018 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Moving on after cancer

Moving on after cancer has been both easier and harder than I thought it would be; 1, 3, 5, and now 7 years later.

Dec. 21, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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Three years later: Reflecting on friends made and lost from cancer

One thing that I’m trying to accept is that the friendships made during my two years of cancer treatment are not guaranteed.

Dec. 12, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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My experience as a Mirror Ball 2017 ambassador

Flashbacks of my time at a workshop appeared in my head as I looked around the room where we were graciously given a standing ovation.

Nov. 24, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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This is the place for young adults with cancer

As a young adult with cancer we are largely a part of a minority. It (mostly) distances us from family, friends, colleagues, and love interests.

Nov. 22, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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Keeping the promise I made to myself for life after cancer

The first time I sat in the chemo chair as an outpatient I told myself aloud, “The first thing I am going to do when I’m all finished treatment is put my feet in warm sand on a beach somewhere.”

Sept. 8, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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How chemotherapy affected my reproductive health

After the stem cell transplant, I went almost 6 years without a period and no, they didn't come back naturally.

Sept. 6, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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Learning to appreciate the new me post cancer

There are days I feel guilty. Like, really guilty. I feel as though now that my cancer journey should be behind me and I should be happy and moving forward, I can’t just yet. There is still a lot of healing to do – mentally AND emotionally.

Aug. 21, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Everything does not happen for a reason - especially cancer

It's problematic that we think we have any type of grasp or control over the outcome of anything let alone a potential life-threatening, rogue disease.

Aug. 4, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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