Category: Survivor Stories

World Cancer Day: Let’s Talk Openly About Cancer

“One of the main things I learned is that you must trust your gut. If I feel something is not right with my health, I don’t dismiss it. Navigating this process can be hard. There is a huge need for advocates and volunteers to help patients navigate this process.” Read More >

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The Sun Is My Vice

Robin Soler with her daughters

“Sun is my vice. It makes me feel good. It’s the root of my family name. Suns hang on the wall in my home reminding me and my children to shine—to be our best. We often speak of “vices” as something that’s okay because we do so many other things right. My vice damaged my skin.” Read More >

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Perspective

Ronda Walker during cancer treatment.

"I deal with grief, pain, and fear every single day. But for all that cancer took away from me, it gave me something extraordinary. Cancer gave me a new perspective on life. Cancer gave me the opportunity to live my life in the moment, with intention.” Read More >

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Reflections on My Childhood Cancer Experience 10 Years Later

Jordyn with her family.

“Having cancer taught me to try to find as much joy where you can get it. A cancer diagnosis and treatment can be so harrowing and overwhelming that it’s important to keep a focus on what you love. For me it’s humor, soccer, friends, and family. Cancer made me who I am, and I like who I am. I also learned that short hair can be cute!” Read More >

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Live and Learn: How Skin Cancer Made Prevention a Priority for Me

close-up of face with more than 20 stitches under the eye

“Even though I knew I had almost every risk factor for skin cancer—a lighter natural skin tone, red hair, and a lot of sun exposure from my teen years as a lifeguard—I fell into the far too common trap of thinking that skin cancer wouldn’t happen to me.” Read More >

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