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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 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 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 …

Our Friends Answer: Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2015

By on October 2nd, 2015 Categories: Community Knowledge, The Breast Cancer Journey

We reached out to our Facebook community with this question:  It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Are there issues you feel are not getting enough attention?

Our Facebook users had a lot to say about breast cancer, screening, treatment, and much more. Here’s a sampling:


“More attention to highlight the illnesses that can increase the risk of breast cancer, i.e., polycystic ovaries!”

 Screening and diagnosis

Our Friends Answer: What Helped You Get Calm?

By on April 8th, 2015 Categories: Community Knowledge, The Breast Cancer Journey

Finding calm when waiting for diagnosis details and making treatment decisions can be a challenge – no surprise there. But even a few minutes of peace can help your well-being. We recently asked our Facebook friends:

When you were in the throes of diagnosis and figuring out your treatment plan, was there anything that helped you get calm, even for a few minutes?

Answers ranged …

Imerman Angels: Free One-on-One Cancer Support Wherever You Are

By on October 23rd, 2014 Categories: Community Knowledge, The Breast Cancer Journey

The pain was sudden and excruciating. Jonny Imerman, 26, doubled over and dropped his pool cue. He managed to leave the Ann Arbor, Michigan bar that Saturday night in 2001 and get to an emergency room, where he was diagnosed as having an infection in his left testicle. This would soon turn out to be an incorrect diagnosis.

Imerman worked in commercial real estate and …

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