Kim Johnson

Kim is a nursing student who is hoping to find her place amongst the phenomenal oncology nurses and doctors who cared for her sister. She loves reading, volunteering and enjoying the outdoors of Colorado.

The Unbearable Anxiety Experienced by Cancer Caregivers

September 21, 2021

A woman explains how pushing her anxiety aside to care for her sister with cancer was not good for her own health. “I wondered about all the other caregivers out there. I wondered if they, too, were suffering in silence because they did not want to draw focus away from the person they were caring for,” she writes.

Recurrence and the Choices of a Caregiver

August 16, 2021

After her sister's cancer recurrence, a woman explains her choice not to assume the caregiver role this time around. "While my sister battles cancer this time, I will be her sister," she writes.

The Importance of Connecting to Peers With Cancer

November 15, 2020

No matter how great the support system, care center or caregiver, it's nearly impossible for patients with cancer to fully share their experiences with those that don't understand. Which is why it's so important for patients to find peers to discuss their cancer with.

Baby Steps are Helping Me Tame the Beast That is Anxiety

October 01, 2020

When going through cancer, you are often waiting for more bad news to come because it comes far more often than good news does. It is hard to let your guard down and recognize that while that was life during cancer, that is not your life anymore.

A Final Farewell

July 09, 2020

With the passing of CURE co-founder Kathy LaTour, one contributor remembers the advice, friendship and kindness that Kathy passed on to her that helped her to share her own cancer story.