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The Digging Deep blog gathers voices of experts, survivors, parents, caregivers and patients to offer information and inspiration for everyone dealing with serious or chronic health conditions.

We believe that every young person struggling with illness has a story to share. We celebrate teen and young adult stories and insights in the voice of young writers
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What It’s Like to Have Cancer as a Teenager

UK teen, Ellie, describes what it’s like to be a teenager with cancer, from hearing the “C word” for the first time, to missing school, to the tragedy of being able to understand the seriousness of her diagnosis.

Advice: Facing Cancer as a Teenager

When I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at 19 years old, I realized that teenage limbo is much more complex after a cancer diagnosis.

Why I Blog About My Illness

To be frank I started blogging because I felt alone, in hopes of fighting that feeling and letting others known that they don’t have to fight this fight alone.

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