Our Story

Hi! I'm Elissa. In December of 2015 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was 31 and focused on things that young people do like planning my next vacation, updating my bitmoji, and kicking ass at work. After sorting through the reality that yep, I had breast cancer, I decided to do what any aging millennial would do; I started a blog. My goal was to keep people informed and in the process of doing so, I found much more. Gratitude, sadness, reality, frustration, and above all else, humor - my guiding light through the ugliness. 

How could I ever tell people how much their support meant to me? What words could I conjure to express the level of deep appreciation I have for their love and generosity? As I began to collect these thoughts and write thank you cards, the idea for Polite Tumor was born. 

We're a group of young creatives, directly and indirectly impacted by breast cancer, combining our hilarious jokes and witty banter with pretty cards and beautiful design.