27
Jun
The Cancer Voice Asia | Photo by Bryan Minear on Unsplash.

What Is PTSD And How Can A Cancer Survivor Survive From This?

Hello dear readers! So this time, I would like to discuss about this topic (if you are keen on “talking it over” after you read this article) about PTSD. But before I will continue, I want to be clear to everyone that this topic is about psychiatry/neurology and I don’t have any medical background to […]

26
Jun
The Cancer Voice Asia | For dogs, and cats, every day is a great to be happy. Photo by Anusha Barwa on Unsplash.

Here’s Why Pets Are Better Company When You’re Sick

It really sucks to be sick. How much more having an illness like cancer? It does suck more, cancer really sucks. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a favorite pet. That was more than 20 years ago when I was in primary school. My sister and I had a favorite dog where she thinks she […]

24
Jun
The Cancer Voice Asia | Smiling wooden figure. Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash.

A Smile Costs Nothing But Gives Much

Smiling wooden figure. Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash You’ve got cancer! Smile! Are you kidding me? Smile? When my doctor told me I had cancer, nothing was the same anymore. Having cancer was like a point of no return. No trace of a smile was found on my face. Only fears and uncertainties filled […]

7
Jun
The Cancer Voice Asia | Asian Blogger

I CRIED

  You may think I am much tougher after beating cancer. You may think… I never break down. I still cry. I cried. I howled Perhaps you, too, There are times you have to cry, too. I cry. I cry. I cry. I don’t wanna stop crying. Until I will be fine again. For days. […]

7
Jun
The Cancer Voice Asia | A man shouting for a freedom from pain. Photo courtesy by Tony Rojas on Unsplash

We Never Truly Know Another’s Pain They Carry

A man shouting for freedom from pain. Photo courtesy by Tony Rojas on Unsplash We all fall down. Whether we are healthy or not, rich or poor, young or old. There are times that we have to fall lower than we have ever been, to stand up taller than we ever were. There are times we […]

3
Jun
The Cancer Voice Asia | Human contact cannot be overestimated! Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash.

Human Contact Cannot Be Overestimated!

Human contact cannot be overestimated! This was the exact sentence from another cancer survivor to me in one of the fora in the social media where we share experiences and victories. I shared my latest blog, a letter to my friend whose cancer is back right after her second surgery with her recurrence tumor in […]

1
Jun
The Cancer Voice Asia | I'll be here to support you during your treatment. Photo by Courtney Prather on Unsplash.

To My Dear Friend, Let’s Crush Cancer Together

Recently, you had brought us another terrible news that makes us unbearably sad. “You have cancer, again.” This news had shocked us and left us completely speechless. I sent you a message right after I heard that news from our other friend. Then, you replied back, “We have still hope!” Yes! We still have lots […]

31
May
The Cancer Voice Asia | Karla Kay - Leiomyosarcoma Survivor, Stage 1b Grade High

She Sparkles And Shines On, Meet Karla Kay

Let me just tell those “SHOULD”ers they need to STOP!! Until you hear those 3 words you have no idea how you would handle anything! The Diagnosis On 28th October 2015, I received the phone call at 5 p.m. while standing in the kitchen from my gynecologist doctor. His words were very somber and slow […]

31
May
The Cancer Voice Asia | You'd never say, "It's just cancer, get over it." Photo by Yuris Alhumaydy on Unsplash

Cancer Is Hard, And So As Depression

My thoughts… are just everywhere. I could not even focus. My mind is blinded, racing, and beating right out of my chest. I had been diagnosed with cancer, I followed all the treatments. Now, I’m back home, I can go back to work. I am not even sure if I will miss my old before […]

30
May
The Cancer Voice Asia | Hearing those three little words, "You have cancer" makes me confused and scared that I could not bear to tell anyone. Photo by Lua Valentia on Unsplash.

This Is What I Learned From Practicing Guided Imagery

Back from those days where I was afraid to deal with anything real until I’ve got to face a painful reality that I could not really imagine how to deal with. What’s a painful reality? That I — am sick, alone, and dying — anytime soon! Hearing those three little words, “You have cancer” makes […]