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Firsts

Firsts

“Cancer took many things away, but this first grey hair? It didn’t get to have that.”

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5 years later

5 years later

YACCtivist Andrea reflects on the five years since her cancer diagnosis and how she has grown.

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Dating after cancer

Dating after cancer

“It took me a very long time to be comfortable with the new me after breast cancer, double mastectomy, and chemo. I took the time to learn to love myself again.”

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Highlighting small businesses in the YACC community

Highlighting small businesses in the YACC community

YACCtivist Marley has seen some extremely talented artists and creators hone their crafts and become small business owners over the last few years. With the holiday season right around the corner, she has compiled a list that might help you find that perfect gift while supporting a YACCer!

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Jenn knows YACC gets it

Jenn knows YACC gets it

Jenn shares her thoughts on the first episode of the We Get It web series and some other ways the YACC community is staying connected.

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My fertility story: Part one

My fertility story: Part one

Cancer forced this YACCer to focus on their fertility in unexpected ways.

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To grow or not to grow

To grow or not to grow

“Growth after cancer is not linear. Each person has such a unique experience with their illness, and as a result, we all grow and change at our own speed.”

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Reflecting on the last two years

Reflecting on the last two years

A member of the YACC community thinks about what they have lost and learned since being diagnosed with cancer two years ago.

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Going back to Memory Lane

Going back to Memory Lane

YACCtivist Alex takes a look through the journal his mom kept while he was undergoing treatment a few years back.

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Cancer healing: Virtual connections are just as good as in-person ones

Cancer healing: Virtual connections are just as good as in-person ones

“A hug is healing, simple connection and solidarity will do, and you can do that virtually. YACC opened their ears and eyes wider to what we are doing online, and they continue to strive to meet us there.”

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The one time my body let me down: My story for far too long

The one time my body let me down: My story for far too long

YACCtivist Gabrielle writes about the source of her health anxiety, and discusses how she’s reframing her feelings about trusting her body.

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The hardest part about being a YACCer

The hardest part about being a YACCer

“The worst part of YACC is when we lose our friends, but the best part of YACC is they always got your back.”

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Six month check in: Living with cancer in a pandemic

Six month check in: Living with cancer in a pandemic

“I accepted a job days before the world changed. What if I would be redeployed to a COVID+ unit? Would I be safe? Was my body more vulnerable than others as the scars littered across my chest and abdomen might suggest? After almost six years out of treatment, I was angry that my vulnerable health might once again threaten what I had planned for my life. COVID-19 changed all the rules.”

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My emotional roller coaster

My emotional roller coaster

With a surplus of alone time during the COVID-19 quarantine, Jennifer found herself learning to cope with past traumas and emotions.

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Planning for the future when the future is uncertain

Planning for the future when the future is uncertain

“For a really long time, the thought of making plans for the future or looking forward to things was a very scary thought.”

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