Share Your Story

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 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.
Submissions shall:

  • Consist of 500-800 words.
  • Be submitted to as an attachment in a Word document.
  • Consist of original work created entirely by you and of which all rights belong to you. The work should not have been published elsewhere or currently submitted elsewhere.
  • Not violate any person or entity’s copyright, trademark, or right of privacy or any other right.

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.

Your Recent Stories

Showing Care For Your Caregiver

June 26th 2020

Girl Power

June 22nd 2020

Step Inside

June 21st 2020

Saying Goodbye

June 20th 2020

How A Second Opinion Gave Us More Opportunities to Seek Additional Cancer Care

June 15th 2020

A caregiver sheds light on the trials and tribulations of his wife's cancer journey and describes his awe in watching his wife's strength.

My Cancer Is Gone

June 15th 2020

Cancer, Covid, and Quarantine

June 14th 2020

Dealing With Uncertainty From Metastatic Breast Cancer

June 12th 2020

A Miracle in The Time of Coronavirus

June 10th 2020

Even the smallest of realizations can feel like a miracle.

20 Things I Have Learned from My Cancer Journey

June 10th 2020

Mary Trouba, a patient with metastatic inflammatory breast cancer, talks about the 20 things she has learned on her own cancer journey.

My New Abnormal

June 6th 2020

I Want to Be "Me" Again

June 3rd 2020

Making Bonds Stronger On The Cancer Journey

June 2nd 2020

Dealing With Uncertainty In the Face of Metastatic Breast Cancer and COVID-19

June 1st 2020

Dance Like No One is Watching

May 30th 2020

Answering Tough Questions

May 28th 2020

'Not Our Daughters,' Vows a Survivor of Lymphoma Caused by Breast Implants

May 26th 2020

One survivor describes her journey with breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and how she advocates for more awareness to protect future patients.

Reflecting on COVID-19 as a Person with Cancer

May 25th 2020

The Cue Card Patients with Cancer Hold During a Global Pandemic: Emotional Regulation

May 18th 2020

Patients with cancer have a unique skill that not only aids them through their own cancer journey but a global pandemic like COVID-19.

A True Meaning of Love

May 12th 2020


May 11th 2020

The COVID-19 Diary of the University of Colorado Cancer Center

May 7th 2020

Dr. D. Ross Camidge shares with CURE® a diary of his dealings with the COVID-19 pandemic at the University of Colorado Cancer Center as life changed for his team and his patients.

Resilience Hope and Being a Survivor

April 20th 2020

As Cancer Care Evolves, Patient Empowerment Must be a Priority

April 13th 2020

My COVID Nightmare

April 12th 2020

A Three-Time Cancer Survivor's Inspirational Perspective on the Coronavirus

April 11th 2020

Courage, Cancer and COVID-19

April 9th 2020

Why People with Cancer are My Guides During a Global Pandemic

April 3rd 2020

Flashbacks of Isolation in the ICU Amidst COVID-19

March 31st 2020

How Cancer Was an 'Odd Blessing' for One Teen

March 30th 2020