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Cancer Survivor Stories

Lewis’ Story: Throat Cancer Changed His World

Photo of Lewis and his dog

After Lewis was diagnosed with throat cancer, he and his wife Amy started a support group for people with head and neck cancers. Read his story.

Breast Cancer in Young Women

CDC’s Bring Your Brave campaign shares stories from women whose lives have been deeply affected by breast cancer. These stories help other young women understand their risk for breast cancer.

Gynecologic Cancer Survivor Stories

Women from across the country have shared their personal survivor stories for CDC’s Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign. Their firsthand accounts offer important lessons for other women.

Colorectal Cancer Personal Screening Stories

Several people who had screening tests for colorectal cancer describe why they did it and what the experience was like for them. Some were diagnosed with cancer.

CDC’s Stories of Survivorship

Cancer has touched the lives of many CDC employees. Some of them share their stories and words of wisdom.