A Place of So Many Thank Yous

One sentence, three words— “You have cancer.” Hearing this once is enough for an entire lifetime, but for Cheryl Eddy, that was not case. Over the last five years, Cheryl has been burdened with hearing that message three times. But throughout these years, she has managed to beat the odds and she continues on her… Read more.

How to Let Stress Empower You, by Rob Rutledge, MD, Oncologist

As part of an experiment, you are asked to give an impromptu five-minute speech about your personal weaknesses.  You stand in front of a video camera and bright lights – two ‘observers’ who have been instructed to snicker, shake their heads disapprovingly, and whisper to one another throughout your presentation. At the conclusion of your… Read more.

All of Us, by Tom Thon

I have been a resident of Columbus for over 35 years. My business career has been in media, primarily managing radio stations. As radio stations are licensed by the federal government, licensees are required to “give back” to their respective communities–usually by PSA’s and other related public affairs programming. So I experienced the requirement of… Read more.

My Cancer Journey: Scotch, Wigs and Board Service, by Susan Haller

I first discovered my own “breast cancer suspicion” stepping out of a shower in Stamford, Connecticut, in the spring of 1995. After noticing some shape anomalies, I muttered a few unpleasant observances and continued with my day. I had just extended a business trip to spend a few days with my mom, who was on… Read more.

Hope is Always There by Michael Elmer

Cancer has made me an orphan. Cancer has desensitized me to death. Cancer left a hole in me. Each time the healing begins, another loss recreates the hole. In the scoreboard of life, the score is tied. I have lost two  family members and I have two others who continue to fight. The two who… Read more.

Taking Time to Plan

We have begun discussing the issue of End of Life Planning here at Cancer Support Community Central Ohio. I have been a part of numerous group discussions that have led to several individual conversations. “End of Life” planning can be such a loaded topic! For many just saying the words brings feelings of anxiety and… Read more.

Ruth’s Experience with Guided Patient Services

In honor of Private Professional Patient Advocate Week, we are featuring Annette Ticoras, M.D., of Guided Patient Services. Annette has shared the story of one of her patients, Ruth, who had an extremely successful experience with Guided Patient Services, located in Westerville, Ohio. To learn more about Ruth’s story, keep reading! “In mid October of 2015, Ruth… Read more.

Meet Tom!

A cancer diagnosis impacts each person differently, and each person copes in their own way with a vast range of  emotion. For cancer survivor Tom Heinmiller that was no exception. Tom found his outlet through writing, which can be  very therapeutic for cancer survivors. Before being diagnosed with cancer, Tom had an enormously successful career… Read more.