Diana M. Martin

Diana M. Martin has been an adjunct professor in The Writing and Reading Center at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD, for over 20 years. She has a MFA in Creative Nonfiction and has published articles in the areas of parenting, health and cultural arts. When her husband lost his battle with cancer of unknown primary, later identified as bile duct cancer, she became the sole caregiver for their adult son, Alex, who is autistic.

Offsetting the Cost of Cancer

August 14, 2019

There are resources available to help you cope with financial stress of cancer, whether it's you or a loved one facing the disease.

The End of Life Option Act in Maryland Narrowly Defeated in the Senate

March 30, 2019

Though narrowly defeated in the Maryland Senate, versions of similar bills are being considered in other states. If these bills pass, what will become of end-of-life care?

"What If?" A Question Those Supporting the Maryland End-of-Life Option Bill Need to Ask

March 15, 2019

A caregiver's view on why this bill needs careful consideration.

A Widow Explores the Power of Mandalas

February 21, 2019

Mandalas can help people with cancer and their caregivers find purpose.

Redefining My Relationship After My Spouse Died from Cancer

February 16, 2019

One widow's journey to stay in her home honors her husband's memory and brings healing.

Coping with Caregiver PSTD

January 10, 2019

A former caregiver's ongoing journey.

Tissue Donation

November 10, 2018

During this holiday season, one CURE contributor hopes that others will consider tissue or organ donation.

The Mystery of Transformation

October 31, 2018

Remembering a loved one's spirit in a new way can bring healing and hope.

Reliving the Pain of Cancer

August 02, 2018

Coping with emotional and physical pain years after a spouse's death from cancer leads to more questions about his treatment.

Forgiving Cancer in the New Year

January 04, 2018

"Getting on" with life after a spouse dies is not easy. Forgiving cancer for its domino effect is even harder.

A Friendship That Survived Everything Cancer Could Throw At It

May 30, 2017

Listening and small gestures can make a difference when someone you know is dealing with cancer.

How I Remember

May 10, 2017

A plan for remembering your loved one when times get tough.

Saying Goodbye to a Bereavement Group Is Not Easy

March 21, 2017

Support group members and facilitators helped me to ask the tough questions. Dedicated to Steve and Diane.

The Second Year or 'Plan B'

February 15, 2017

Being a widow for two years means dealing with the guilt, independence and loneliness that comes with it.

Living Through Hospice

February 13, 2017

A unique perspective on hospice, autism and gratitude