Survivor Stories

Bouncing Back from Cancer

Bouncing Back from Cancer

Six steps to building resilience after a cancer diagnosis.
Write. Heal. Grow.

Write. Heal. Grow.

The benefits of therapeutic writing for cancer survivors and tips to help you get started.
Finding My Way

Finding My Way

Thirteen years ago, I sat in a waiting room for my consultation with the board of doctors who would decide how my cancer journey would proceed.
SNL Alum Vanessa Bayer

SNL Alum Vanessa Bayer

Vanessa talks facing leukemia with laughter and how overcoming cancer shaped her comedy.
Our Stories Are Meant to Be Shared

Our Stories Are Meant to Be Shared

A survivor's life after battling Ewing sarcoma at an early age.
My Teacher’s Name Was Cancer

My Teacher’s Name Was Cancer

Here are three lessons cancer has taught a colorectal cancer survivor.
Hope for a Life Well Lived

Hope for a Life Well Lived

What is hope? One definition is that hope is a feeling of expectation and a desire for a certain outcome to occur.
More Than Just Baseball

More Than Just Baseball

MLB Pitcher Chad Bettis opens up about battling testicular cancer, becoming a father, and mounting a major-league comeback.
The Chemo-Scene

The Chemo-Scene

I never expected this: I mean the chemo-scene. Here I am in the chemo ward taking a few light treatments to dissolve a bizarre bacterial attempt to invade my right lung.
Erin Andrews

Erin Andrews

When she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she kept the news quiet. Now, she wants everybody to talk about it.
When Life Gives You Cancer, Make … Emojis?

When Life Gives You Cancer, Make … Emojis?

When art therapist Nina Beaty was diagnosed with cancer, she turned to art to help her get through.
From Terminal Cancer to Twenty-Four Year Survivor

From Terminal Cancer to Twenty-Four Year Survivor

This is my story of overcoming chronic myeloid leukemia.
Cobie Smulders: Strong. Empowered. Survivor.

Cobie Smulders: Strong. Empowered. Survivor.

She opens up about surviving ovarian cancer and becoming a mother.
Am I Lucky?

Am I Lucky?

An acute promyelocytic leukemia survivor shares what it's like dealing with survivor’s guilt after cancer.
With Thanksgiving and Resilience

With Thanksgiving and Resilience

I was diagnosed with cancer in late January 2015. Three tiny vaginal blood droplets were the single symptom alerting me to this emerging health scare.
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