Ryan Hamner

Ryan Hamner is a four-time survivor of Hodgkin lymphoma, a musician, and an award-winning author. In 2011, he wrote and recorded, "Where Hope Lives" for the American Cancer Society and the song for survivors, "Survivors Survive" used in 2015 for #WorldCancerDay. Recently, he published his book, This is Remission: A Four-Time Cancer Survivor's Memories of Treatment, Struggle, and Life, available on Amazon. His website is

Ways That People Affected by Cancer Can Earn Money

July 24, 2020

Here, a survivor lists some alternative ways that patients with cancer or survivors in need of flexible employment can earn extra money.

COVID-19: For Many Cancer Survivors, Avoiding Infection is Very Familiar

April 13, 2020

Cancer treatment has taught many survivors how to combat infection, a useful skill to adjusting life amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ronald McDonald House: Going Back After 30 Years

March 29, 2020

30 years after cancer treatment, one survivor returns to the Ronald McDonald House that made a major difference in their cancer journey.

Four Things You Can Do After Cancer Treatment

March 12, 2020

Four things you can do to help protect yourself and cope after cancer.

Did You Really Have Cancer Four Times?

March 04, 2020

Everything changes after a cancer diagnosis, and the ramifications can follow you into the workplace.

How Anticipation Can Be The Best Gift For A Kid With Cancer

February 10, 2020

The story of a Bamba, a Granddaddy, a parachute man and the anticipation to get through another procedure.

Parents of Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Even Years Later

July 03, 2019

Cancer can bring about post-traumatic stress disorder that can linger for many years in both survivors of childhood cancer and their parents.

Cancer Treatment, Resilience and a Brother Made of Concrete

June 18, 2019

Can fitness make you physically prepared for a medical detour?

Three Things to Avoid When Trying to Feel Normal Again After Cancer

June 10, 2019

Here are three things I learned to avoid when recovering from cancer treatment.

'Here Comes the Sun' and Innovation

June 03, 2019

Having hope in the now is really faith in the future.

No Donuts, No Job

April 23, 2019

A look at the job world as a cancer survivor.

It Was Red and Oozy

April 08, 2019

In life, sometimes we are surprised beyond belief. There are three times in my life when having cancer made me think, "Wait! What?"

Cats Didn't Give Me Cancer

March 22, 2019

How being treated for an allergy to cats and persistence finally led to my diagnoses of Hodgkin's lymphoma.

How Cancer Made Me Feel Like I Was Caught in My Underwear for the World to See

March 05, 2019

In order to help others, this survivor and author must "bare all" to get his message out.

The Role of Music in My Life with Cancer

December 20, 2018

I was first diagnosed with cancer when I was six years old, and I can still remember passing the time during treatment by listening to the “weekly top 40” that my brother and I recorded on a cassette tape.

Actually, I Was Really Lucky

August 13, 2018

A cancer survivors take on comments regarding cancer.

The Devil's Food and Really Good Nurses

August 07, 2018

How a cancer patient still made great memories during one of the most challenging times of his life.

It's Just the Butterflies: Time Travel Back to My Cancer Days

July 31, 2018

How just another day at work triggered thoughts of having cancer as a child.

You're the Perfect Fit, Unless You Have to Go to the Doctor

July 27, 2018

Getting a job while having health issues can be a problem, but don't just take my word for it.

Being 'Completely Normal' After Cancer

July 23, 2018

Having cancer can change the word "normal" forever.

That Dude Is Wired: Seeing Cancer Advancements Over the Years

July 03, 2018

A look at how one cancer survivor has witnessed life-changing medical advancements over the years.

6 Major Savings Opportunities for Cancer Survivors

June 29, 2018

Sometimes it pays to play the cancer card.

More Music and Exercise, and Less Smelly People and Social Media

June 27, 2018

Four ways of helping cancer survivors deal with anxiety and depression.

Why are There No Marches, Trending Hashtags or Walkouts?

June 25, 2018

There can be definite struggles for childhood cancer survivors, even many years later.

Goats, Fishing and Cancer

June 12, 2018

How I escaped from cancer as a kid.

One Little Trick That Helps Anyone Get it All Out

June 08, 2018

How not being a writer and still writing helped me through cancer and cancer treatment.

A Flashback, The Bones Brigade and Chemotherapy

June 06, 2018

How skateboarding helped get me through cancer treatment at age 11.

That Time Being in the ICU Was Hilarious

May 30, 2018

How two crazy uncles have helped me through my battles with cancer, and eventually faced battles of their own.

A Recliner, Short Round and Chemotherapy

May 29, 2018

How even "Indiana Jones" can remind a survivor of medical procedures from years ago.

A Song for Cancer Survivors

May 27, 2018

This is what surviving cancer sounds like.