Read and Share Survivorship Stories

Sharing your story can be therapeutic and help someone else to know that they are not alone. Please share yours!

Karen, 66 | Phoenix, AZ

I'm a 25 year breast cancer survivor. I am here today because I had a routine mammogram at age 42. I encourage ALL women to get routine mammograms. It...Read More

Suzy | Houston, TX

I am a “baby boomer workaholic”. I run my own public relations agency in Houston, and I wasn’t prepared for the physical and emotional wallop that came following my...Read More

Kris, 36 | Sellersville, PA

I was lucky enough to have a mother-in-law that I really loved. She was such a special woman who cared for everyone around her – a meal for the...Read More


I had been going to a very well respected and recommended breast surgeon diligently every 6 months for years. It was strange that I felt a small lump under...Read More

Becky, 61 | Meridianville, AL

I went in for a routine pap and well-woman check. My tests showed I was extremely anemic. My doc said not to worry--just needed more iron. What he didn't...Read More

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Read and Share Survivorship Stories

Cancer brings challenges that some never talk about. You are not alone—others are experiencing the same issues. Tell us your challenges, struggles or problems. Then watch the advice section where the community can share how they have coped and improved their quality of life.

Overjoyed, 63 | Orlando, FL

I'm a breast cancer survivor and am overjoyed that I beat cancer! How can I share this sentiment with someone just starting treatment that is not ready to hear this?...Read More

Mary, 60 | Cincinnati

It's been 8 months since I was told that I had stage 4 abdominal cancer, cancer in my reproductive organs and one lung.

It's been a little over a...Read More

Feeling Unsure | Canton

After treatment I still suffer from balance issues. I used to like being active but feel unsure of myself now. Any advice would be helpful....Read More

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Read and Share Survivorship Stories

Great advice from someone who has been there is invaluable. Please share your best ideas. We especially welcome tips for those challenges that the community has posted on the site. We are all here to support one another.

Karen, 66 | Phoenix, AZ

Schedule your annual mammogram. It saved my life....Read More

Caregiver, 41

Tell a breast cancer survivor you're happy they beat cancer!...Read More

Suzy | Houston, TX

Take time to relax. Once or twice a year I go to a yoga retreat, sit quietly and contemplate life....Read More

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We've all said "How can I help?" and feel like we can do more. Here are some small ways and some large ways that you can help someone personally or aid the greater cause. Check back weekly for ideas on how you, one person, can make a difference.

Send a "Thinking of You" card to someone whose life has been touched by cancer

Share Resources: American Psychosocial Oncology Society. Their mission is to advance psychosocial care for people with cancer. Call the APOS helpline to get a referral to a local psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse, social worker, or counselor who is skilled in the management of cancer-related distress. 866-APOS-4-HELP (866-276-7443)

Share Resources: American Institute for Cancer Research promotes research and education on diet and cancer prevention. 800-843-8114

Bring dinner for a family going through cancer.

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