Laura Yeager

As well as being a cancer blogger, Laura Yeager is a religious essayist and a mental health blogger. A graduate of The Writers’ Workshop at The University of Iowa, she teaches writing at Kent State University and Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Laura survived cancer twice.


Cancer Providers Can Be Bad Eggs Too

August 24, 2020

If you encounter mistreatment by any of your cancer providers, do not be afraid to expose them. If they are hurting you, they could be hurting others.

Cancer Survivors Belong to Their Own Sorority

August 07, 2020

Although I was never a member of a sorority in the traditional sense, having breast cancer has put me into a sorority of women (and a few men) and created lifelong freidnships.

A Series of Unfortunate Breast Events

June 29, 2020

Breast pain during the pandemic is extra worrisome, but finding an explanation for it is sometimes much simpler.

There Are No Hugs with Telehealth

June 16, 2020

A cancer survivor deals with virtual examinations and how they can feel impersonal.

The Impossibility of Forgetting Cancer

May 26, 2020

Chemotherapy killed my veins, and quarterly blood tests won't let me forget that. How it's impossible to ever forget the changes cancer brings.

Rituals That Save Us

April 27, 2020

During hard times, we must hold on to what we know well.

Giving Back During the Coronavirus Crisis

March 26, 2020

In the time of this pandemic, we're all in this together and need to give back where we can.

Dealing With the Threat of Coronavirus as a Cancer Survivor

March 13, 2020

Having lived with the possibility of early death as a two-time cancer patient, I’m used to the coronavirus threat and all that it entails.

Living Through My Mother's Cancer Scare

February 29, 2020

There's only one thing better than hearing you don't have cancer.

Soul Sisters

January 27, 2020

Facebook links my soul sister and me together. Sometimes, it's good news, but sometimes it's bad.

On Pushing Back an Oncology Appointment

January 10, 2020

Finally, I'm experiencing a little less worry on my cancer journey and gaining some freedom from cancer.

The Gift of the Paper Fan

January 02, 2020

We remember big events like births, deaths, marriages and holidays, but sometimes it's the little acts of kindness we remember the most.

Midnight Cancer Scare

October 16, 2019

Could this cough be a sign that cancer has gone to my lungs?

A Cancer Survivor's Songbook

October 01, 2019

Let music keep you company during and after cancer.

Closing a Chapter in My Cancer Book

September 25, 2019

A survivor reflects on having her breast implants removed as she hopes to turn the page in her cancer journey.