Category: Survivor Stories

Still Lost in Transition? A Fresh Look at Life After Cancer

Woman wearing a headscarf gestures while discussing chemotherapy treatment with women in a breast cancer support group.

Every person with cancer looks forward to the day when they become a cancer survivor. But the transition from active cancer treatment to after-treatment care can be confusing—for both survivors and their health care providers. In a recently published paper, three CDC scientists took a fresh look at the challenges faced by new cancer survivors as they learn to adapt to life after a cancer diagnosis.  Read More >

Posted on by DCPC3 CommentsTags , ,

Staying Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic as a Cancer Survivor

Photo of David and Denise Brown

“I wear my mask faithfully, maintain social distance, and wash my hands whenever I come from outside our home and before eating, especially when we take food out from a restaurant,” said David, a colon cancer survivor.  Read More >

Posted on by DCPC1 CommentTags , , , , ,

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 >

Posted on by DCPC3 CommentsTags , , , ,

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 >

Posted on by DCPC3 Comments

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 >

Posted on by DCPC12 Comments