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When cancer strikes, life changes. You have to learn to live with a “new normal”… cancer’s new normal.

I get asked pretty regularly, "Do you ever feel like all of this is just not fair?". Mostly... no. I feel "changed", but not necessarily for the worse. I appreciate more of the little things that I used overlook in my busy day to day life. More importantly, I feel that I've been dealt an opportunity to better understand research and the complexities of cancers that go "unseen" by most. I'd like to help people understand how important science and research are, how "cancer" is NOT one disease, but how we can have similarities in our journeys, and how sometimes... good can arise from the bad. As cancer patients and caregivers, you'll hear and read plenty of negative things. Sometimes the negativity is in the form of forced positivity! You don't have to be toxically positive. Cancer sucks. But it does help to see, hear, and understand, that people do make it through the rollercoaster ride. Some days you'll have to work harder than others to see the sunshine through the clouds, or find the good intent in a seemingly gruff well wish... but it's there. When life is upended, looking at it through new lenses... through cancer's new normal... you just might find, that you've got a lot more great little moments of joy than you used to see. 

Niki’s Story

Niki’s Story

Hi! I’m Niki. I worked many years in radio as a morning dj. Along with regular fits of laughter, what I loved most about the job was the opportunity to meet so many people, and hopefully, impact lives in a positive way. As

Niki News Update…

Niki News Update…

What’s new and “newsworthy”? Not much! In the world of cancer, it’s good to be “boring”! It’s almost unreal to look back to 2013-2015, when brain MRI’s were three pages long, and included an itemized list of each tumor’s location,

Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Whether you are seeking a place to learn more about your melanoma diagnosis, a place to find a comforting chat forum, or the latest in immunotherapy or medical news… below are a few sites where you can find helpful information and

What can you do to be the healthiest you?

As patients/survivors we want to remain as healthy and happy (yes, you do have permission to be HAPPY sometimes) as we possibly can. As caregivers, you need to take care of yourselves in order to take on the extra load of helping your loved one get through the physical mess.

Healthy Living

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