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Posts by Hanna Madsen

Survivor, Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

Finding Freedom in Food

by Hanna Madsen September 10, 2021

I throw back the last bit of hot khachapuri with a bit of water in the Tbilisi airport. My stomach growls, but I don’t have time for another before boarding. I immediately think about what I can eat in the Dubai airport before my flight to Amman.


Because I Can

by Hanna Madsen June 1, 2020

I was in Paris when my dad called to confirm that I had cancer. I had just accepted a position in Afghanistan with a French NGO and was in training. I thought about flying to Afghanistan anyway. The position was only for six months. I could treat it after. No one knew I had cancer.


DIY Social Isolation from a Cancer “Survivor”

by Hanna Madsen April 21, 2020

DIY (Do it Yourself) Social Isolation from a Cancer “Survivor”. Accept the new normal. This is your new normal. Focus on what is physically, emotionally, and socially possible. Relinquish what is impossible and does not serve you. Do not look back.