Posts from 2014

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My Diagnosis

by Amy

My name is Amy, and I am 38 years old. Before May 23, 2013, I was in perfect health. And I expected to live a long life, at least until that all changed on July 3, 2013. I was never an athlete, but I had taken up running the year before, and in that first year I ended up running 2 5k races, 2 10k’s, 3 half marathons and even Continue reading

In It Together

by Amy

Living with a rare, life-threatening disease can feel very isolating. Your family and friends want so badly to provide love and support, and their efforts are appreciated. However, finding others who have endured the same treatments as you and experience the same challenges you face is invaluable. Continue reading

From Humble Beginnings to a Movement

by Amy

Jen Dunmoyer was diagnosed with Small Cell Cervical Cancer at age 34 in July of 2010. When her sister, Jessica, wanted to do something to help – find information about Jen’s illness or learn about research being conducted to save women like her sister suffering from the disease – she came up empty handed. Continue reading

Welcome to DamnCancer

by Michael

The team of DamnCancer welcomes you to our resource and fundraising site. There could be many reasons you are browsing DamnCancer.  Maybe you have been just diagnosed, or maybe you have just learned that a loved one has this aggressive, … Continue reading

The importance of a support group.

by Amy

How does one carry on with life when it suddenly has a high probability of ending? How does cope with an illness that strikes fast, only whispering its presence after it’s already spread? How does one stay optimistic when the odds are stacked against beating it, when few doctors have encountered it, let alone successfully treated it? What does living in such a precarious state do to the loved ones of the patient? Continue reading