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22-Year-Old Nursing Graduate Blogs Her Way Through Cancer

DeMasi decided that being honest and open was the only way to approach her diagnosis

Throughout her candid and, at times, brutally honest blog, Katie’s friends and family have spread the word about it to other people who have been diagnosed with cancer. “I have this nursing degree so even before this, [all of my friends] came to me with their problems, like ‘I have this weird snot coming out of my nose, what is this?’” DeMasi explained. She felt that being open and honest was the only way to approach this terrifying cancer diagnosis.

Photo source: Katie DeMasi/Leukemia & Lymphoma Society