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The Intersection of Cancer and Life with Emily Garnett

Oct 13, 2019

Today, October 13th, 2019, is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

In honor of this day, and to remember that 116 people die every day of this disease, I will be reading a list of 116 names. Each person mentioned died of metastatic breast cancer, and so, so many more.

  1. Noelle Gray
  2. Monica Hill
  3. Patricia Wu
  4. Teva...

Oct 10, 2019


by Anya Silver

I’d like a long braid to lasso my rage away,
to stand on a stage in a garter belt
and thigh high boots and stamp my feet
through the floor, like to put my face
right up against someone else’s face and scream
until the scream knocks me to my knees, coughing.
I could become an arsonist,...

Oct 8, 2019

I often say that having breast cancer introduces you to the worst club with the best people. It seems so strange, but it’s so true. In particular, it seems like the worse things get - at least for me - the better the people are. When I was first diagnosed, I found an incredible community willing to circle the wagons...

Oct 3, 2019

One of the things that has plagued me since the very beginning of my breast cancer diagnosis - I mean, other than the actual breast cancer, is trying to understand what breast cancer really is. How does breast cancer work? Why has it found such a willing host in my body? And what can I do about it? I’ve been trying to...

Oct 1, 2019

And we’re back! As this episode is being released, it’s October 1st, which means that breast cancer awareness month is upon us. Fittingly, I also have scans this morning, after what has been pretty much a year of hell. Let’s backtrack: My last stable PET scan was in September 2018, right after my hysterectomy. In...