Shira Zwebner

A native New Yorker, Shira Kallus Zwebner is a communications consultant and writer living with her husband and three children in Jerusalem, Israel. Diagnosed in 2017 with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, she's fighting her cancer battle and blogging about the journey at

Cancer and Toxic Positivity

June 22, 2020

Support for cancer patients and survivors comes in all shapes and sizes, but sometimes the good vibes, encouragement and positivity can go too far

Health & Wellness After Cancer and During a Pandemic

May 28, 2020

Dealing with the challenges of health and wellness after cancer treatment is tricky enough, but managing it in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is an even bigger obstacle. One survivor details how she tries to take it one wellness win at a time.

Relying on the Cancer Experience to Pivot During Coronavirus

May 01, 2020

One survivor leans on their experiences from fighting cancer to find the strength to pivot during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Going Through Coronavirus Quarantine After Cancer

March 06, 2020

Forced isolation after cancer can be triggering, but the alternative with a compromised immune system in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic is much worse.

When Cancer Goes Undetected

January 24, 2020

ESPN sports reporter Edward Aschoff died because of undetected stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma— cancer detection methods need to change.

Cognitive Dysfunction After Cancer

December 03, 2019

How do you heal your mind when faced with cognitive impairment after cancer treatment?