Share Your Story

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 for your chance to have your story highlighted here, and please be sure to include "Share Your Story" in the subject line.

Your Recent Stories

How Yoga Helped Me in My Post Breast Cancer Treatment Journey

November 28th 2020, 7:00pm


A former oncologist discusses how yoga became a vital part of her recovery after a surprise breast cancer diagnosis.

A Cancer Poem: Rock-Solid Strength

November 22nd 2020, 7:00pm


A poem from a mother to her daughter after her breast cancer diagnosis.

Health Care Costs Should Not Compromise Cancer Care

November 11th 2020, 5:00pm


The cost of cancer care is often an insurmountable challenge for many patients, in particular patients with lung cancer. Many of whom will die because they cannot afford treatment. Health care costs must not compromise care.

Counting My Blessings As the Wife of a Prostate Cancer Survivor

October 31st 2020, 6:00pm


As the wife of a prostate cancer survivor, I’m eternally grateful for Colorado’s early blood draw program that helped my husband get lifesaving treatment early.

A Letter to Myself: You Were Made for This Breast Cancer Journey

October 20th 2020, 4:00pm


Paula Schneider, president and CEO of Susan G. Komen®, writes to her younger self on the lessons and challenges she faced as a patient with breast cancer.

Hope And The Patient With Cancer

October 18th 2020, 8:00pm


Hope is a potent ally for the patient with cancer, and it is a response that helps inform a patient's journey with cancer.

Living As A 'Triple Threat' Breast Cancer Survivor

October 17th 2020, 6:00pm


Understanding cancer as a professional is one thing, but once you go through the journey it takes on a whole different understanding.

'I Struck a Deal With God': A Cancer Survivor's Story on Finding Faith

October 11th 2020, 2:00pm


One cancer survivor details her winding treatment journey, and how by making herself a deal found the faith to keep moving forward.

When Surviving Cancer is only the Beginning

October 5th 2020, 4:00pm


For head and neck cancer survivor Jason Mendelsohn surviving cancer was only the beginning of his journey as handling severe side effects from treatment altered his day-to-day life.

License to Live: How a Fishing Retreat Liberated Me from Cancer

September 27th 2020, 6:00pm


Talking about cancer can be a great burden but sharing one’s story can be liberating. Even if you share it while fishing.