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    Check out Steps for Living, "the creative voice of cancer survivorship." I especially like its "Art of Survivorship" section with survivorship-inspired works by musicians and photographers. I'm certain there will be other categories to follow soon!
    right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since

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  • #2
    Young Adults With Cancer Unite!

    Thanks, Scott for the shout-out!

    It's my pleasure to introduce Steps For Living and our I'M TOO YOUNG FOR THIS! advocacy project ( to your members. We're proud to be able to promote your forum and will continue to advocate for adolescents and young adults with cancer.

    Matthew Zachary
    11-year young adult survivor
    Founder, Executive Director
    Steps For Living, Inc.


    • #3
      Congratulations on you 11 years survivorship. I checked out you web site and what you're doing is wonderful. My wife and I are starting a charitable foundation and we can only dream of being as successful as you have been. Thank you for turning your experiance into something that benifits others.
      Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

      Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.


      • #4
        Some good stuff - even for us older survivors. I really liked the description on the CANSWER.Org home page:

        You are a survivor from the moment you are diagnosed.
        Families and caregivers are survivors, too.
        Your lives will never be the same.
        You will be stronger.
        You will be smarter.
        You will learn that survivorship is an art.
        You will learn that survivorship is about choice.
        You will get busy living because you have to.
        Right I/O 4/17/06, Seminoma Stage Ib
        RT (15 days) completed 6/1/06
        All clear as of 5/8/09


        • #5
          To Dadmo

          If you need any assistance or a helping hand in organzing your charity, I'm available to help. We need more people like you!

          Rock on.

          Matthew Zachary
          Stupid Cancer Meetups Want to meet some friends who just ”get it”? Want to meet people who just ”get it”? Stupid Cancer Meetups are social gatherings for the adolescent and … Meetups Read More »

          Matthew Zachary, the ‘People's Voice in Healthcare',’ is an American advocate passionate about putting the patient at the center of every conversation. Why? He is one. Diagnosed as a college senior with brain cancer, he wasn't sure he'd make his next birthday. That was 27 years ago. Matthew is one of today's most respected, influential, and visionary voices in healthcare with a storied career spanning entertainment, advertising, marketing, nonprofit, digital health, public policy, life sciences, and broadcast media. As the Founder of the award-winning nonprofit Stupid Cancer, Matthew birthed the young adult cancer movement, which continues to improve the lives of millions of patients in their teens, 20s, and 30s. Matthew is also co-founder and chair of OffScrip Health, a prestige documentary podcast studio where he hosts ‘Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary, a Top-10 Healthcare Podcast. He lives with his wife and twins in Brooklyn, NY.