For a list of survivor stories by cancer type, click the Type of Cancer and follow the link at the bottom of the page.
Thrown for a Loop
by Mary Jedlicka Humston
Two thyroid cancer surgeries. Four weeks on a low iodine diet. One radioactive iodine treatment requiring three days of isolation. Five to six weeks of radiation therapy still ahead.
Remember To Rotate & Balance
by Fran Di Giacomo
Each individual must figure out the best way to apply the lessons in life, but I want to remind you about B-A-L-A-N-C-E. Some people pay more attention to the maintenance on their car than maintaining their life. So take a tip from your owner’s manual – just as you rotate and balance your tires to keep them running smoothly, check for rotation and balance in your life.
Sportscaster Ernie Johnson Jr. on Living with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – The Complete Interview
by Laura Shipp
Ernie Johnson Jr. is the host of TNT’s Inside the NBA, alongside former basketball stars Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith. Ernie has twice won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host, once in 2002 (when he tied with Bob Costas) and again in 2006. In 2003, Ernie was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after noticing some swelling on the left side of his face. Here, he shares his story with Coping® magazine.
National Cancer Survivors Day® Was Held Sunday, June 5, 2011
America's 12 million cancer survivors joined survivors around the world in observing the 24th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® on Sunday, June 5, 2011. In cooperation with the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, Coping® magazine is pleased to provide you with the official coverage of NCSD 2011, including the NCSD 2011 Photo Gallery.
Former New England Patriots Lineman Joe Andruzzi Tackles Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
by Laura Shipp
During his 10 years in the NFL, Joe Andruzzi won three Super Bowl Championships with the New England Patriots, facing off against some of the toughest, most aggressive defensive linemen in the league. But none of them could compare with the aggressive form of cancer he battled in the summer of 2007.
My Doctor Fired Me!
by Michele Forsten
“You’re no longer my patient,” Dr. L, my trusted gynecologist of 15 years, told me. “Where do you want me to have your records sent?” What had I done to deserve this? Argue relentlessly about a bill? Get caught stealing K-Y jelly? None of the above. What I did was try to take care of myself the best way I knew how.
Now I’m in Your Corner
by Becki Brown
When a malignant tumor is found on your 10th birthday, you have few stories to share about your life before “the big C.” As a fourth grader, I enjoyed playing outside with my friends and battling my little brother in video games. But that changed when my parents explained to me on a cold November evening that I had osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer) of the rib.
by Deborah J. Jesseman
It has been nine months since my breast cancer diagnosis. My doctors have been wonderful and professional. I have received information, known my choices, made decisions, and been aware of the consequences. But one thing I was not prepared for was chemo brain, or as we call it at our house, “fuzzy brain.”