Ellen Reichman

Ellen was a teacher, drug/alcohol counselor and school counselor for 32 years. Always being fairly “unique,” she was diagnosed with a unique form of breast cancer — one tumor followed by two more malignant tumors – in 2007. Ellen and her husband, although native New Yorkers, have lived in Seattle for 41 years. They have two grown children, two grandchildren and two standard poodles.


Ode to Bras: A Poem

January 02, 2018

A poem reflecting on one survivor's feelings on bras.

Ten Years Since Cancer

September 07, 2017

It's been said that reaching the ten-year mark means you are home free. But are you?

Cancer and Relationships

June 26, 2017

When receiving a cancer diagnosis, more often than not, all relationships are impacted.

Healing After Cancer

March 30, 2017

How does one heal after a cancer diagnosis?

Being Told You'll Be Fine After Cancer

February 08, 2017

Perhaps by saying I’ll be fine, you are really saying that you don’t have to think of me in any other way.

I've Been There: A Poem About Cancer

November 14, 2016

When receiving a cancer diagnosis, it means so much to have others be there for you.

Facing Breast Cancer, I Didn't Cry

October 05, 2016

A cancer diagnosis can evoke many emotions. It may, indeed, be too much to grasp.