By tambre on May 22, 2012
While attending the OMG Summit 2102 in Las Vegas, I had the opportunity to meet with Sally Dominick, Project Manager and Samantha Bailey, Study Coordinator for Fertility & Parenthood in Young Cancer Survivors at Moores UCSD Cancer Center.
Fertility is a highly significant issue that presents uniquely to Young Adult cancer survivors, yet there remains a large gap in education about:
- fertility choices at the time of diagnosis,
- funding for expensive preservation options,
- implications of choosing fertility
- parenting when preservation leads to the gift of a family for a survivor.
Sally & Samantha diligently devoted their time at the Summit to man their booth and reach out to attendees. They educated about fertility options and about studies the organization they work for currently have available for YAs to participate in to continue to build the body of knowledge in this arena. Continue reading “Fertility, Parenthood & Cancer Survivors”
Posted in Cancer Survivorship | Tagged cancer survivorship, fertility, Fertility & Parenthood, Moores UCSD Cancer Center, parenthood, Sally Dominick, Samantha Bailey, survivorship issues, YA survivors, young adult survivors | 6 Responses
By tambre on May 18, 2012
Recently, I was invited to become a guest blogger for IHadCancer.com, an amazing non-profit that serves cancer survivors and caregivers. Cancer survivorship and caregiver coaching is still a somewhat unknown resource within the cancer community so in talking with the caring peeps at IHadCancer, we agreed that it would be most helpful to first share some insights into cancer survivorship coaching.
Please take a moment and check out my guest blog post featured this week on the site, What the Hell is a Cancer Coach, and pass it on. Survivors and caregivers deserve as much support and as many resources as possible. Sharing this post and the site is a great way to say “I care.”
Posted in Cancer Survivorship, Caregiver Coaching | Tagged cancer survivorship coaching, coaching, coaching cancer survivors, coaching for cancer survivors, inspiration, iPEC, motivation, the big question | Leave a response
By tambre on May 15, 2012
I cross paths with a lot of amazing cancer survivors and caregivers in the work I do. Dara Insley is one of them. We met minutes after my arrival at last year’s MD Anderson Survivor’s Conference when Dara bounced across the lobby, a smiling beam of sunshine, to say hello. Friends for life. Soul sisters.
As a cancer survivor, Dara Insley first used humor to get through her own treatments and then created two websites to help others do the same. Canswear is an adult website where “you get to laugh and swear, I mean, share about your cancer laughs too.” Canshare is a child appropriate version. Continue reading “Humor Heals ~ guest blog”