Which unfortunately happens to 1 in 3 people in their lifetime in the U.S.
I was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. I found out I had cancer on my birthright trip to Israel. Birthright is a free trip anyone can go on if you have one Jewish parent or have seen 70 episodes of Seinfeld.
I went to Israel to get closer to God… and got a little too close.
I had a terrible stomachache and naturally thought it was from too much hummus. So I took the recommended dose of 12 Tums. Tropical flavored Tums are delicious, but not an effective cancer treatment.
Turns out it wasn’t too much hummus, it was cancer. Classic mix-up.
When I was going through chemotherapy, surgeries and recovering, I got quite a wide range of comments and questions. Some thoughtful and some not so much.
So for those of you who unfortunately have friends and loved ones currently fighting cancer, I wanted to share some advice.
All that being said, I will write a follow-up post on how my life has changed post-cancer. Stay tuned!
I am a 25 year-old venture capitalist and amateur stand-up comedian living in NYC.