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.
December 2nd 2019
"I’ve been out on a limb for the past eight years. I can tell you firsthand, it gets lonely out there… and scary."
November 25th 2019
As a plastic surgeon, patient safety is my top priority. I want anyone with breast implants to be aware of a recent recall linked to a rare lymphoma that may affect them.
November 23rd 2019
A writer and stage 4 colon cancer patient from Maine attends his first patient workshop since diagnosis, and leaves with lifelong bonds.
November 8th 2019
After receiving a diagnosis of medulloblastoma at age 11, one woman has lived decades with the disease as her uninvited companion. Now, she writes, speaks and advocates for others facing cancer.
October 18th 2019
After losing numerous relatives to cancer, one survivor is determined to leave her children a legacy of hope.
October 16th 2019
Although breast cancer is commonly diagnosed in the United States, patients are left with unmet needs.
October 15th 2019
At her first chemotherapy infusion, one woman met a caring patient who guided her through the treatment experience.
October 11th 2019
A seven-year mesothelioma survivor encourages patients with cancer to be their own advocate.
October 9th 2019
"My dream is for the day when all cancer patients can have testing to find out what treatment approach might work best for them—so that a patient with a specific genomic profile doesn’t miss an opportunity to get a potentially life-saving treatment when it’s out there."
October 8th 2019
A patient with breast cancer discovers that going pink isn’t all that bad.
October 7th 2019
"Losing your hair is a painless part of cancer treatment, but it can be challenging."
September 16th 2019
“For so long ovarian cancer has been a secret part of my life. That’s over now.”
September 13th 2019
"My body, job and health may have changed but cancer didn’t spread to my soul. I’ve still got that fire in my eyes to make an impact and contribute."
September 11th 2019
"Having lived through dangerous hurricanes and cancer treatments, sometimes even simultaneously, I have witnessed firsthand the devastation that is left in the wakes of both of these traumatic events and see many parallels between the two that those who have not experienced cancer might miss."
September 4th 2019
Traveling helped me remove myself from the storyline of cancer and reconnect with the world around me.
August 7th 2019
Here are four keys to surviving the ordeal – especially for partners and caregivers.
August 2nd 2019
Cancer made me realize how much of life I let slip by while trying to be in control and achieve perfection. Surviving cancer has taught me there is peace and serenity in giving up the need to be in control.
August 1st 2019
When I got CURE®’s spring issue in the mail; I couldn’t put it down! Now that I’m going into my 10th year of survival from a highly aggressive cancer; it’s my turn to write about my experiences based on the stories in this issue.
July 31st 2019
Now that I have completed my surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation, I have decided to focus on one important part of my treatment and share my experience with you. Maybe I can reach the right people so that others won’t have to experience what I did.
July 30th 2019
While recovering from ovarian cancer and chemotherapy, I got it into my head that I needed a garden space. My garden represents not only my physical labor, but also my focus, which is on the future.