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Our Friends Answer: How Do You Feel About the “Survivor” Word?

By on March 3rd, 2016 Categories: Community Knowledge

Recently, we asked our Facebook community this question:

We often hear the words “survivor” and “survivorship” in connection to ‪‎breast cancer. If you’ve finished treatment, you may feel comfortable thinking of yourself as a survivor; others might be uncomfortable with that word. And some living with metastatic disease consider themselves “survivors” as an ongoing part of living their lives; others don’t see it …

Jacqueline Kabat on Comedy Improv and Healing

By on February 12th, 2016 Categories: Community Knowledge

If you’ve ever seen the show Whose Line Is It Anyway? then you’re familiar with comedy improvisation, or improv. Comedy actors make up the plot, dialogue, and characters spontaneously in the moment, without a script.

Comedian Jacqueline Kabat has been immersed in improv, standup, and sketch writing since 1997. She’s taught improv workshops at Omega Institute, Esalen Institute, and the Chopra Center. Today, she runs …

Jesse Case on Community: “We Have Each Other. It’s Okay.”

By on December 17th, 2015 Categories: Community Knowledge

This month, we’re wrapping up our three-part series with 29-year-old standup comic Jesse Case. In part one and part two, we get into his diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer earlier this year, his connection to Breastcancer.org, and what it’s like to go out and do standup comedy between treatments. He podcasts each week at Jesse vs. Cancer, an hour-long show that’s funny,

Comedy and Cancer With Jesse Case: The Laughs Are Real

By on November 19th, 2015 Categories: Community Knowledge

 29-year-old comedian Jesse Case and his family connected to Breastcancer.org three years ago when his aunt was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Last month, we brought you part one of this interview.

“I have no idea why I’m wearing a lei,” Jesse writes from his parents’ house in Nashville. He’s sending what photos he can find. Most pictures of Jesse performing standup are back in …

Comedian Jesse Case Podcasts Through Metastatic Cancer

By on October 22nd, 2015 Categories: Community Knowledge

Jesse Case was living in Los Angeles, performing nightly standup shows, and co-hosting the comedy podcast Probably Science when his aunt was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. He and his family became frequent visitors to Breastcancer.org as she was going through treatment, sharing information and spending time in the stage IV Discussion Board forums.

At the same time, Jesse was going through his own health …

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