Turning Chemotherapy Into Comedy

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In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, a cancer survivor explains how she took a lighthearted and comedic approach to her cancer treatment process and went on to create a coloring book based on the funny thoughts she had.

When Jeri Davis was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in September 2020 and quickly started treatment, she began writing down her thoughts. She noticed that the fog of “chemo brain” and her determination to remain positive kept her laughing through the process and deepened her connection to her care team.

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Davis explains how writing down her off-center and amusing thoughts led to the creation of an adult coloring book for other survivors and patients in active treatment.

“I just didn't know that chemotherapy was a place where you could laugh,” said Davis. “It seemed like maybe you should be kind of serene, and sedate and respectful and mindful of others. And then I heard laughter at the nurse's station and I’m like ‘well, wait a minute, maybe I have a wrong impression of this.’ And they're like, ‘no, we'd like to hear you laugh. We like to know there's life here. And we're the ones who want to treat you like you're human, like your home.’”

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