Category: Survivor Stories

I Have Liver Cancer, But You Don’t Have To

An illness caught Gary, 61, off guard in 2013. When doctors suggested he go for more tests, he knew his condition was more severe than he first guessed. But the test results found something he never expected: liver cancer. Read More >

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My Personal Prescription for Surviving Cancer

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“I began my journey back to health by relying on my support network and positive attitude. I also work at keeping a confident outlook on life by participating in cancer discussion groups with other survivors. Their stories encourage me.” Read More >

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Being a Cancer Survivor Reminds Me Life Is Precious

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“It hasn’t been easy. I’ve gone through bouts of fear, anxiety, and disappointment on my way back to wellness. On the other hand, I have been able to regain my happy life. My diagnosis has given me a greater appreciation for life.” Read More >

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A Tan Is Not a Sign of Health: Sharon McKenna, Melanoma Survivor, Shares Her Story

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“Knowledge is power, and I want to equip children with tools to protect them against sun damage. I also want to help them form habits that will last a lifetime. Simply keep your skin the color it came in, and you, too, can make a world of difference.” Read More >

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Knowing BRCA Changed My Life

“Despite the perception that breast cancer is only something older women need to worry about, young women can and do get breast cancer. I myself was a young woman at high risk, but didn’t know it. Just months after a clean mammogram, in late 2007, I heard those terrible words, ‘You have breast cancer.’” Read More >

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