Cancer Student

Introducing... the Lady Ballers Podcast!

Introducing... the Lady Ballers Podcast!

Listen to the first episode of the “Lady Ballers” Podcast - hosted by me (Nora McMahon) and Samantha Ainuddin. We kick off ovarian cancer awareness month by discussing our ovarian cancer diagnoses, Sam’s genetic mutation, and a fantastic discussion with Sandy Rollman CEO, Robin Cohen. We hope you enjoy it!

Support a Loved One Through Cancer Treatment

Support a Loved One Through Cancer Treatment

“Supporting someone you love through cancer treatment really doesn’t take a lot of effort. By simply being a shoulder to cry on, a heart to listen, and hands willing to help, you are making a real difference in the life of your loved one. Even something as simple as letting them know you’re there can help them stay strong. So show your support in whatever capacity works for you. Just be there."

Financial Aid Options for Mounting Cancer Student Loan Debt

Financial Aid Options for Mounting Cancer Student Loan Debt

A cancer diagnosis is shocking on its own and in that moment the thoughts of treatment are running through your mind. But what is not going through your mind at that time is the cost of those treatments and where to get financial help when it's so desperately needed.

World Ovarian Cancer Day, 2017

World Ovarian Cancer Day, 2017

Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day- Learn the signs and symptoms for early detection. It saved my life, and may save yours or another woman's life from the "silent killer"!

Love Letter to my Body

Love Letter to my Body

How can you love your body post-cancer? 

With Practice and Patience. 

Self-love is not something that magically grows within me. It does not come easily and it is not permanent. Yet, our society treats it as if it is as natural as breathing rather than a skill that can be learned and strengthened.

Towards the end of my cancer treatment, I wrote this love/apology letter to my body, and I found that it healed me more than any medication.