Category Archives: Personal Cancer Stories

Survivor, I thought, that was going to be me

My first interaction with The Ulman Cancer Fund (UCF) was not as a survivor but as a supporter. I found out about UCF when I signed up for its inaugural Half Full Triathlon in 2010. After watching my dad go … Continue reading

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Remembering To Look Back

I had always thought of the scar on my chest as my scarlet letter. The scar that was once site of such a bad port infection that doctors used me as their  “worst case scenario” exhibit, but now it’s the … Continue reading

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Why We Fight

This summer has been a huge learning experience for me working at the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. One thing I’ve noticed, and I’m sure its been said before, is there is never a shortage of inspiration working here. … Continue reading

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Celebrating 3 Years Cancer Free!

Three years. That’s how long ago it’s been since I had surgery to remove the cancer growing in my body. Today, I celebrate the anniversary of my surgery, thankfully leaving me in remission for the past three years. All that … Continue reading

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Inspired

There are only a handful of moments in my life that, when I close my eyes, I can still remember almost every little detail about that exact moment – where I was, what I was feeling, the sounds, the smells … Continue reading

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Meet Lauren Antognoli, Cancer Survivor and Future Doctor

Lindsay here. As a first time blogger I thought I would start by introducing myself. I am one of the Ulman Cancer Fund’s Young Adult Patient Navigators and I work at Georgetown University Hospital’s Lombardi Cancer Center.  I am so … Continue reading

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The first day of the rest of your life – Cancer Survivorship

Surviving cancer, the point in time when cancer treatment has ceased, marks a milestone moment in one’s cancer journey. The likely possibility of living beyond treatment is, of course, overwhelmingly positive news for patients and their families. However, the reality … Continue reading

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Introducing Pedal Pals

I hope you are doing well and having a great week!  I would like to introduce you to a brand new initiative called Pedal Pals, which is taking place this summer with the 4K for Cancer.  In brief, the 4K … Continue reading

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UCF’s Blue Jeans Ball 2012

On Saturday, January 28th, almost 500 supporters and guests gathered at the Spear Center in Columbia to celebrate the Blue Jeans Ball, UCF’s annual anniversary and awards gala. We honored amazing individual and partners who contribute on so many levels … Continue reading

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Cancer to 5K Gives Cancer Survivors Something to Celebrate

We are currently recruiting participants and volunteer for the Spring 2012 Cancer to 5K teams in Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Howard County! Cancer to 5K is a 12-week, free running program for cancer survivors, and is open to participants of … Continue reading

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