The Damage of the Label ‘Cancer Patient’
A woman writes about how being labeled a ‘cancer patient’ gives her a feeling of lost identity.
One Cancer Survivor Plans on Improving Her Health After COVID-19
A breast cancer survivor lists 5 steps that she will take to get her health back on track.
The Game of Cancer
A survivor makes a comparison between cancer and a game. "Our bodies are the box the game comes in. How we deal with our cancer is the game we play," she writes.
Grief Is Like Swimming
A cancer survivor writes about the ever-changing waves of grief.
Searching For My Cancer Words
“Each of us has our own way of marking what cancer brings to our lives, sometimes in a simple three-letter word,” writes a woman with breast cancer.
Imperfection After Breast Cancer
A stage 2 breast cancer survivor uses poetry to reflect on her views about her changing body after a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation.
How Soon We Forget
A cancer survivor shares the valuable lessons she learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, almost six months after receiving her vaccination.
Everyone’s Cancer Is Different
Where should you turn after receiving a cancer diagnosis? A cancer survivor offers advice on handling the difficulties of treatment.
VaxEffect Test Can Determine Immune Response to COVID-19 Vaccination in Patients With Cancer
The vaccine immune response monitoring platform can identify weak responses in patients with cancer and help determine the potential need for a booster shot.
Swimming to Improve Cancer Symptoms
A cancer survivor describes how happy she was to return to the public swimming pool after getting her COVID-19 vaccine.
Cancer Does Not Define Me
A stage 3 bowel cancer survivor who recently found out she was in remission writes a poem about maintaining her identity despite cancer.
Recognizing Cancer Fate Without Losing Control
Patients and their caregivers can navigate a terminal cancer diagnosis while keeping dignity intact.
Why Doesn’t Cancer Make Sense?
A woman in remission from her cancer ponders why the disease seemingly chooses to steal certain lives and spare others.
7 Years Going on 8 – Life After Pancreatic Cancer
A survivor of pancreatic cancer looks back on the day he received his diagnosis, and shares advice for others in the same shoes.
Dealing with cancer at a young age can cause regular milestones to feel rushed or misplaced.
Reaching 7 Years: A Long Time to be Cancer-Free
Celebrating “cancerversaries” is important to cancer survivors, but what happens when years pass, and the celebrations feel too good to be true? One survivor shares her story.
Debunking the Phrases 'Cancer Fighter' and 'Warrior'
A cancer survivor confesses that he feels mislabeled by the words “fighter” and “warrior” when used in reference to his journey.
Why Cancer Survivors Cannot Always Be Positive
A cancer survivor describes how frustrating it can be to experience toxic positivity.
Five Things You Must Do at Your Next Oncology Follow-Up
A cancer survivor shares tips for getting through dreaded follow-up appointments that may lead to anxiety.
It Is Not Always the Cancer
A cancer survivor recalls the scary moment she experienced what she thought was a new life-threatening side effect.
My Road Map of Scars
A woman describes the scars that cancer and other life events have left her with.
Conquering Our Everest of Cancer
A pancreatic cancer survivor describes the ways in which undergoing cancer treatment is comparable to summiting Mount Everest.
The Guide’s Silhouette
A breast cancer survivor writes a poem about a symbol of reassurance she saw while fatigued from cancer treatments.
Expert Breaks Down Misconceptions About COVID-19 Vaccine
From the rapid vaccine development to heart risks and delaying immunization, we spoke with an infectious disease expert on common worries people have about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Sharing Your Cancer Story
“Each person living with cancer has a story to tell, but some may choose not to share it because of its personal nature,” writes one survivor. In this piece, she describes how she found a way to give her story words.
Masking in a ‘Post-Pandemic’ World
A woman with metastatic breast cancer expresses her concerns about COVID-19 restrictions being lifted and shares an idea for those who are immunocompromised to indicate their health status.
You Don’t Have to Face Cancer to Learn to Live Better
A pancreatic cancer survivor explains what your priorities in life should truly be.
From Segregation to Lifelong Advocacy: A Cancer Survivor Shares His Story
In an interview with CURE®, a survivor recounts how his experiences with cancer treatment in the 1960s, when he was treated in a segregated “colored” ward, have led him to a life of advocacy work.
Don’t Let Cancer Keep You From Hiking This Summer
“Hiking is a great activity for all of us, including cancer survivors,” writes a breast cancer survivor. “As long as we can put one foot in front of the other, being out on a trail is inspirational and health-affirming.”
When Cancer Hits Close to Home
A cancer survivor describes how hearing about a friend’s cancer diagnosis brings emotions to the surface.
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