Cancer Survivor Stories
“Continue looking forward to the future, because none of us know what that will bring,” says Wenora, who has survived several cancers.
“Give yourself leniency. You have to give yourself that room to grow into the new you,” says Mark, who survived Hodgkin lymphoma.
“You may not have symptoms,” says Jackie, a lung cancer survivor who never smoked. “So test your house for radon.”
“I had one question, but I was too afraid to ask it: ‘Am I gonna die?’” recalls cervical cancer survivor Ana in this animated video.
Stories by Type of Cancer
Improving Cancer Survivors’ Mental Health Care
Four cancer survivors share their stories about talking to their doctors about mental health issues during and after their cancer treatment.
Let’s Talk About Breast Cancer Risk
Ten women share their stories about how hereditary breast and ovarian cancer has affected them. Learn about the conversations these women have had, or plan to have, with their family members about their family history of cancer.Watch Their Stories
“It was the moment when the diagnosis, the treatment, the road behind, the road ahead, all converged. Somewhere from within, we find a strength that helps us to overcome. Cancer did not win,” says Carletta, who survived breast cancer.