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“So, I haven’t done anything yet, but I think that when I go home after chemo this weekend, I am going to shave my head. I don’t know yet exactly how, though, because I know that if my mom helps, she will start to cry (and make me start to cry). As I do not have any sisters and really don’t know what my brothers would say, I think that I am going to ask my brother’s fiancee to help me. She is the closest thing I have to a sister, and I think she is the kind of person to handle it well. My mom and brothers have asked me why I want to shave it, and I can’t give a concrete answer other than the fact that it seems right, as if it’s the next step and something I need to do, regardless of how scary it seems.” Annie, a 18 year old college freshman with lymphoma.

The old adage says, “Pain shared is pained lessoned.” Nowhere is that more true than among cancer survivors. If you want to read about how others are feeling, dreaming, planning, celebrating, mourning and more, then you need to see “Blog for a Cure - A community of cancer survivors supporting each other.” From advice on head shaving to treatment protocols, there are hundreds of blogs on this site from men and women from all walks of life in all types of circumstances – surely some will reasonate with you.

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