Cancer Survivors
Coping with Cancer

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Three Life-Changing Words

by Darren Neuberger

“You have cancer.” It’s funny how three words can stop you in your tracks and send you to a place of uncertainty and confusion. That was my reality when I was told that I had cancer at age 34. A nagging cough for seven months was my only noticeable symptom, but thanks to the persistence of my wife, Jaylene, I am alive and extremely well today, almost seven years after treatment.

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Life After Cancer

Advice from a Two-Time Survivor

by Elise Silverfield May

Most people will tell you that once you’ve had cancer, you’re never really quite the same. Hearing the diagnosis has a way of putting things into perspective. You learn to value what is truly impor­tant – life.

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Biking Back

by Gail Presnell-Jones

I can’t be the only person in the world who was already at what they thought was the lowest point in their life when their cancer diagnosis came along. Surely I’m not the only survivor who had been waylaid by life: a job loss, financial troubles, death, divorce, or any combination of the mud the cosmos sometimes slings at us. I can’t be the only person who fought cancer and will never say “Well, in the end, it was a gift.”

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