Share Your Story Submissions
There are so many questions that come with a cancer diagnosis — questions about treatment, side effects, caregiving, survivorship and more.
Your stories help us achieve our mission of combining science and humanity to make cancer understandable.
To share your story, submit it via a Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to have your story highlighted here, and please be sure to include "Share Your Story" in the subject line.
CURE® accepts submissions of personal essays from readers relating to their own cancer experience. Submission of your work to CURE® does not guarantee publication. CURE® does not offer compensation for general submissions.
CURE® reserves the right to edit submissions for clarity, content, and length and in accordance with CURE®’s style guide and standards. By submitting your work to CURE®, you acknowledge that the ownership of the copyright rights in any edited version belong to CURE® as an original creation of a derivative work. You also acknowledge that if you submit work elsewhere, you will not have the right to use CURE®’s edited version without CURE®’s prior written permission.
August 25th 2021
A survivor of myxofibrosarcoma expresses his thoughts about cancer recurrence and treatment options in a poem.
August 25th 2021
A retired oncology social worker offers several tips on supporting a friend who has cancer, as well as ways to ask for support as a patient with cancer.
August 24th 2021
A woman with triple positive breast cancer shares an ode to her scars in hopes that other cancer survivors will find solace and connection in her words.
August 22nd 2021
A woman writes a poem about her varying experiences with cancer, from surviving to losing both her father and father-in-law.
August 20th 2021
A woman who was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer shares a poem about dealing with the obstacles of a health crisis and the struggles of life in general.
August 19th 2021
A breast cancer survivor expresses her emotions in a poem about all that cancer has taken from her.
August 17th 2021
"There is a ferocious fire that makes me restless," writes a two-time cancer survivor in a poem about her experiences with breast cancer.
August 15th 2021
Here are five options for overcoming stress and anxiety to promote your mental wellness and emotional resilience during your radiation therapy.
August 10th 2021
A patient with MDS writes about facing fears during the treatment journey.
August 9th 2021
A woman writes about the feeling of ambivalence that comes with each milestone in the treatment journey for her breast cancer.
August 1st 2021
What you should know about UV manicures and cancer risk.
July 31st 2021
A woman dedicates a poem to the experience of meeting a fellow breast cancer survivor.
July 25th 2021
A breast cancer survivor writes a poem about feeling adrift after treatment.
July 24th 2021
A stage 2 breast cancer survivor uses poetry to reflect on her views about her changing body after a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation.
July 17th 2021
A stage 3 bowel cancer survivor who recently found out she was in remission writes a poem about maintaining her identity despite cancer.
July 16th 2021
A woman shares the story of her journey with multiple cancer types, including the same one that her mother died from.
July 11th 2021
A woman with triple positive breast cancer writes a poem about how the world constantly spins when you’re a patient with cancer.
July 10th 2021
A survivor with a nearly 10-year journey with lung cancer and ongoing treatment writes a poem about the emotional ups and downs of living with cancer.
June 29th 2021
Remember when you were a child and your parents said to eat your vegetables to grow up strong and healthy? Well, it’s still true.
June 27th 2021
Learn the differences between sunscreen types and what to look for.
June 24th 2021
A breast cancer survivor writes a poem about a symbol of reassurance she saw while fatigued from cancer treatments.
June 17th 2021
A woman with stage 4 ovarian cancer discusses the importance of having compassion for other people, because you never know what they may be dealing with.
June 1st 2021
A survivor of fibrosarcoma shares his journey through treatment and how he learned to build strength and confidence after the ordeal physically changed his face.
May 24th 2021
A retirement counselor with bladder cancer shares the story of his diagnosis and his thoughts on treatment.
May 23rd 2021
A survivor of multiple cancers over the span of 27 years expresses her feelings about her cancer journey through a poem.
May 16th 2021
A retired public health specialist and survivor of both thyroid and breast cancer pens a poem about her experiences with treatment and what it’s like to be “pulled under the water” by cancer.
May 15th 2021
A skin and breast cancer survivor expresses her thoughts on travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected her family.
May 14th 2021
A long-term brain cancer survivor shares the story of his cancer journey and where it led his life.
May 12th 2021
A man who lost his wife to melanoma explains how he channeled his grief into advocacy that led to a change in legislation.