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Dear Cancer

Each year we ask the AYA cancer community to submit letters to cancer to express their feelings about how cancer has changed their lives. People explore an array of emotions in these letters, including anger, sadness, gratitude, and hope.

Want to submit an article or write your own letter to cancer? Click Here.

My Brother Changed My Life Forever

by Nick Giallourakis November 27, 2019

When we decided to launch this ‘Dear Cancer’ campaign I never thought it would turn out the way it did.  Frankly, I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect. What we found out is not one cancer diagnosis is the same as another.


Who Is Really to Blame?

by Angie Giallourakis, PhD

A few weeks ago my son Steven was diagnosed with cancer, again. And not just one cancer, but two. Learning of his diagnosis took my breath away. Not again!!!


The Best App for Remembering What Your Doctor Said

by Erin Leibowitz November 21, 2019

My roommates marveled over my organizational prowess and my notes were the basis of the study guide we used to prepare for finals. However, I quickly learned that I was woefully unprepared for cancer.