Alice-May Purkiss

Say What? How to Nip Unwanted Cancer Advice in the Bud

Some advice is just unwanted, unneeded, and hurtful. Here's how Alice-May Purkiss dealt with unsolicited advice after her cancer diagnosis.

People like you, talking about their experience with cancer.

Living with Cancer: Patient Stories and Support

Read stories from people who've successfully been through cancer treatment. Each story gives a first-person account of managing cancer before and after treatment, with tips for keeping active, eating a healthy diet, and communicating with friends and family. 

21 Cancer Patient Stories

Cancer, Telling It Like It Is, and Marrying Jon Hamm
48 mins 46 secs
podcast

Cancer, Telling It Like It Is, and Marrying Jon Hamm

PCPs are Human Too: When Doctors Get Cancer
51 mins 23 secs
podcast

PCPs are Human Too: When Doctors Get Cancer

Life Beyond Cancer: The AfterThoughts Wrap-Up Episode
43 mins 30 secs
podcast

Life Beyond Cancer: The AfterThoughts Wrap-Up Episode

When Cancer Can’t Stop You from Aiming High
55 mins 7 secs
podcast

When Cancer Can’t Stop You from Aiming High

Grief and Healing: Mourning the Old You after Cancer
55 mins 37 secs
podcast

Grief and Healing: Mourning the Old You after Cancer

Can Telling Our Story Help with Cancer Trauma?
4 mins
article
Alice-May Purkiss

Can Telling Our Story Help with Cancer Trauma?

A Letter to Myself: 5 Years After My Cancer Diagnosis
4 mins
article
Alice-May Purkiss

A Letter to Myself: 5 Years After My Cancer Diagnosis

How Cancer Changed Me as a Person
5 mins
article
Alice-May Purkiss

How Cancer Changed Me as a Person

4 Ways to Nurture Relationships after a Cancer Diagnosis
4 mins
article
Alice-May Purkiss

4 Ways to Nurture Relationships after a Cancer Diagnosis

Coping with Survivor’s Guilt and Cancer
4 mins
article
Alice-May Purkiss

Coping with Survivor’s Guilt and Cancer

Caregiving Doesn’t Stop When Chemo Does
4 mins
article
Anna Crollman

Caregiving Doesn’t Stop When Chemo Does

How I Rekindled the Intimacy in My Marriage Despite Prostate Cancer
4 mins
article
Todd Seals

How I Rekindled the Intimacy in My Marriage Despite Prostate Cancer

Coping with Pregnancy “Scanxiety” After Cancer
3 mins
article
Anna Crollman

Coping with Pregnancy “Scanxiety” After Cancer

Prostate Cancer Changed My Life — for the Better
6 mins
article
Todd Seals

Prostate Cancer Changed My Life — for the Better

5 Tips to Cope with Fatigue During Cancer Treatments
5 mins
article
Todd Seals

5 Tips to Cope with Fatigue During Cancer Treatments

9 Tips to Combat Weight Gain During Cancer Treatment
5 mins
article
Todd Seals

9 Tips to Combat Weight Gain During Cancer Treatment

About Life Effects

Living with one or more chronic conditions affects your life in so many ways. The only people who really know what you are going through are those who have faced the same challenges for years. With that in mind we have created Life Effects, an initiative shaped by patients, for patients.

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