The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 1: Nora McMahon

Welcome back to the Intersection of Cancer and Life! Here are the show notes for Episode 1: Nora McMahon. Nora was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 39 years old in March of 2015. After undergoing a hysterectomy, oophorectomy and debulking surgery, she enduendured four months of aggressive chemo. Nora founded Cancer Grad, an online platform for young … Continue reading The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 1: Nora McMahon

Welcome to The Intersection of Cancer and Life!

Welcome to The Intersection of Cancer and Life, a podcast about what happens when cancer, and life, put you on the road you never expected to travel. On this podcast, I talk to survivors, thrivers, and supporters about what life really looks like with cancer - the good, the difficult, and sometimes the really ridiculous. … Continue reading Welcome to The Intersection of Cancer and Life!

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Today, October 13th, is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. However, for me, every day since November 28, 2017, has been metastatic breast cancer awareness day. Each day, I live with metastatic breast cancer, and it permeates almost everything I do, from medication timing to dietary restrictions, to talk of medical bills to future vacations and … Continue reading Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Salpingo-Oophor-Hysterectomy: All the Oophing Details

I'm now five days post-op, and - spoiler alert - I am recovering better than I expected. Last Thursday, I underwent a total salpingo-oophor-hysterectomy, which in non-medical-jibberish means that I had my ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix removed. I elected to undergo the surgery because my breast cancer is estrogen driven, and the ovaries … Continue reading Salpingo-Oophor-Hysterectomy: All the Oophing Details