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Testicular Cancer Awareness Month: An Interview With Two Different Perspectives

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. In this blog post, we interview two of the four co-founders of GRYT Health to share their testicular cancer experiences and perspectives.


The Cancer Caregiver: Who They Are & Common Misconceptions

One often-overlooked piece of personal, unique cancer stories is the role of a caregiver. This post explores what a cancer caregiver is, some common misconceptions of this role, and some resources caregivers will find useful.


Call For Participants - Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Mental Health Leadership Council

We excited to announce that we're are forming an Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Mental Health Leadership Council! See the criteria we are seeking for council members and how you can express your interest to join.


Five Years of GRYT Health

An act of defiance and desperation. That’s how Dave Fuehrer, co-founder and chief executive officer of GRYT Health and two-time cancer survivor, viewed his signing of the incorporation papers to officially start the company five years ago today. The fact that he did so on World Cancer Day was no coincidence. It was a bold statement about the impact he and his fellow co-founders planned to make.


Christian B.

Chemo Preparation Checklist: What To Expect, Side Effects, and More

What should you expect for your first chemo treatment? Those who have gone through it write about their experiences and ways for you to prepare.


Newly Diagnosed With Cancer - Now What? Four Things To Do Today

"You have cancer.” Three little words can welcome a lifetime of change. Maybe you’ve recently received this news. Or a loved one has shared that he/she has, and you’re doing some research about how to make sense of it. Learn four things you can do today if you're facing a new cancer diagnosis.


Nichole O.

How to Identify What You Need

So now, instead of pushing to get back to normal, I try and take a few minutes at some point during the day to recognize how I’m feeling, acknowledge it and either address it or let it go. Sometimes simply recognizing your feelings is enough - at least for now.


Dave F.

The Power of Your Voice

When I was losing my home after my cancer diagnosis because I couldn’t pay my bills, I was too ashamed to ask for help. When we were losing my father to bladder cancer after his treatment stopped working, I didn’t know there were other treatment options or how to find them.


Ellis E.

COVID-19 and Cancer: What If My Hair Has Grown Faster Than My White Blood Cell Count?

Just over three months ago I celebrated the end of cancer treatment. My hair has grown in, the steroid puffiness has eased, and I feel a lot more like the old me. On the outside. I know that my body, my immune system has still needed time to heal and recover from the trauma of cancer and cancer treatment. It still needs more time.


COVID-19 and Cancer: Are Blood Cancer Survivors Facing a Greater Risk?

Coronavirus has stoked my fear of cancer + mortality yet again. It has given me the same sense of dread – that lead, metallic feeling in the middle of your chest – that I had the following hours and days after hearing that I was diagnosed with cancer.


 
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