Story submissions: Young adults, love, Hollywood ... and cancer

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Jennifer Nassar

ATTN: Young adult cancer patients or survivors: Here's a chance to have your cancer story featured on curemagazine.com.Cancer is popular in storytelling today. Movies, such as "The Fault in Our Stars," "50/50," "A Walk to Remember" and more, have been sharing the cancer journeys of young people, particularly love stories during treatment. Is your story similar to a movie you've seen recently? How has it been different than the media's portrayal of cancer in young adult relationships? We want to share your story and opinion about how the entertainment industry gets cancer – both right and wrong.Send an email to jennifer.nassar@curemagazine.com with the following three sections:1) Story: A brief description of your cancer journey. When did you receive your diagnosis? Are you in remission? If yes, for how long? What physical and emotional struggles are you facing or have faced?2) Movie: Pick a movie that is similar to your story. How do you relate to it?3) Entertainment View: What's your opinion of how cancer is portrayed in storytelling today? Do writers need to do more research? Is it portrayed correctly? If it's not convincing, do you find it insulting to cancer patients and survivors?Send an email to Jennifer.Nassar@curemagazine.com, by 12 p.m. Central July 18. Please include your name, city, cancer type, phone number and email. If chosen, Jennifer will contact you to schedule an interview.

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