Tag Archives: cancer jokes

Am I a survivor? Or is there a better word?

So I was having dinner the other night with 2 friends who are young cancer survivors like me and we were talking about the label “survivor”.  We don’t like it. We really have never felt comfortable calling ourselves that. And when does that actually take effect? After diagnosis? chemo? surgery? done with active treatment completely? [...]

Laughing at Cancer

I recently was sent an email from a friend who read an article from Miss Conduct from the Boston Globe. This was the question… I am a cancer survivor and lost my mother to cancer. A dear friend has recently been judgmental about the fact that I use humor to cope. She disagrees that laughter [...]