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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.

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Your Recent Stories

Looking At Yourself Differently After Cancer

February 8th 2021, 5:00pm


Moment by moment, we move toward life. We feel what needs to be felt. We can even feel through the numb parts—the broken pieces. Instead of looking somewhere else, we look straight on— at ourselves and others. We see what’s really there. Who is there for us? Who is not? We choose to be with those we love, and those who love us back—like the person in the mirror, the new friend.

Your Life Is Not Over Because of Cancer

February 6th 2021, 3:00pm


At the moment it may be hard to realize, but your life is not over because of cancer.

Image Visualization Helped Complement My Cancer Treatment

February 1st 2021, 1:00pm


A cancer survivor, who is in her 14th year of remission, recalls how image visualization complemented her cancer treatment and suggests the practice may help others.

Winter And Entering Hospice

January 31st 2021, 7:00pm


With winter upon us, a caregiver discusses how the end of life is akin to the cycle of seasons and how hospice does not have to be a challenging hurdle.

No One Ever Sees a Cancer Diagnosis Coming, Especially When it Involves Their Penis

January 26th 2021, 7:00pm


A cancer survivor writes about how he, like many, was blindsided by his diagnosis and what it was like to receive treatment for a rare disease: penile cancer.

To Tell or Not to Tell About My Mastectomy

January 13th 2021, 5:00pm


A cancer survivor discusses how she decides to discuss her mastectomy and the acceptance of her body after treatment for cancer.

Lessons from COVID-19: How to Support those Facing Serious Health Challenges Like Cancer

January 12th 2021, 5:00pm


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the serious medical difficulties patients with cancer face has been brought to the forefront for healthcare as a whole. But we can learn lessons from these challenges and find a stronger path forward.

A Granddaughter's Questions About Cancer

January 7th 2021, 5:00pm


A caregiver discusses with her granddaughter the cancer diagnosis and treatment of a loved one.

One-Half Teaspoon

December 26th 2020, 7:00pm


Aileen Holthaus writes about her first day of chemotherapy for follicular lymphoma, and the challenges it presented.

Laughter Is Sometimes The Best Medicine

December 22nd 2020, 6:00pm


For one cancer survivor, laughter might have been the best medicine.