STORIES OF ONCOLOGY 


Pediatric Oncology


Chemotherapy 

Chemo Brain

A poem about chemotherapy by Anne Webster


Radiation therapy

Scans

Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting For Stone, ponders the pros and cons of computers in medicine in this article in the New York Times

Oncology & Global Health 

Cancer, like biomedicine itself, is neither an exclusively African problem, nor a particularly Western one. The problems of pain, death, illness, disfigurement, and care that lie at the heart of this book are basic human ones. But like all such experiences, they unfold on the ground in particular ways.
— Julie Livingston

Adult Oncology (cont'd)

Testicular cancer 


Lung cancer 

A focus on lung cancer


Skin Cancer


Metastasis 


Pancreatic Cancer 

Adult Oncology

Love Not Lost: Two Childhood Cancer Survivors Marry At St. Jude

                 Our Last Year Together: What My Camera Captured As My Parents Died Of Cancer

                Our Last Year Together: What My Camera Captured As My Parents Died Of Cancer

A letter from Finn

A guest blog post via Sickboy


Hematological Cancers

  Neil talks about his experience with being diagnosed with ALL during university on Sickboy Podcast

An NPR reporter leaves her three-year-old son and heads to Omaha—for cancer treatment—a last chance to save her life. 

David Rakoff goes in search of the only existing mementos of a year-and-a-half of his life when he nearly died from Hodgkins Disease. 


Breast cancer

Right after Mary Harris was diagnosed with breast cancer, she discovered that she was pregnant with her daughter, Stella. 

 The battle we didn't choose: A husband's photo documentary of his wife's fight with breast cancer

The battle we didn't choose: A husband's photo documentary of his wife's fight with breast cancer

Two articles from the late Dr. Jane Poulson, internist and palliative care physician, on receiving the life-changing diagnosis of cancer and cancer-related fatigue


Cervical cancer


Prostate Cancer


Colorectal cancer 

Danielle Ripley-Burgess reflects on her experience being diagnosed with stage III colon cancer at age 17


Endocrine neoplasia 

Hey...Wanna Hear Something Crazy

A podcast on one man's experience with a pituitary tumour via Sickboy