Heather’s Story

Heather’s Story

This has to be my toughest year yet.  Only being 38 and amid the Covid crisis I was diagnosed with 2 cancers. I had my surgery for Uterine cancer on March 2nd then only 5 months later I had surgery for Thyroid cancer July 28th. Drs feel confident they did get it all...
Roger’s Story

Roger’s Story

Diagnosed with large cell carcinoma one tumor on lung, metastasized to spine area where there are now three. Completed spine radiation in October 2020 after 15 sessions. Next is 15 on lung. I am 65 years old and lived a good life 20 years military and 14 public...
Barbara’s Story

Barbara’s Story

I was told I have cancer 1-1-2014, Stage 4, Inoperable Breast Cancer. My husband asked for prognosis and was told it could be 6months or 6 years, the doctor didn’t know. I’ve also been fighting MS for 24yrs. I just keep moving, doing things to keep going and walk with...
Jeffrey’s Story

Jeffrey’s Story

In December 2016, I went for a check-up with the VA and the doctor ordered a full physical since I haven’t had one in three years. The doctor called me that afternoon and told me my psa was 15.7. She told me to make an appointment with an urologist soon. I saw the VA...
Becky’s Story

Becky’s Story

In 2017 I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Her2- Breast Cancer in my right breast with a group of pre-cancerous calcifications. My doctor ordered an MRI of my left breast because she wanted to make sure we weren’t missing anything. It detected a mass...
Suzanne’s Story

Suzanne’s Story

May 7, 2017 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I couldn’t think about what the doctor said. I had a Bilateral Mastectomy July 12th, 2017 and took 9 treatments of Taxol and Herceptin infusion for 18 months. I had a horrible plastic surgeon, I have been through...
Don’s Story

Don’s Story

First of all I don’t consider myself a “survivor”,  I am a cancer warrior. At age 72, I was diagnosed late 2017 with a 2.5 centimeter lesion near the base of my esophagus.  My newfound Oncologist decided on a course of concurrent weekly radiation and...
Erica’s Story

Erica’s Story

A typical dentist appointment for a cavity turned into a complete life changing situation. My dentist wasn’t concerened about the rotting tooth (I ignored for way to long) but he was very concerned about the lesion under my tongue. He sent me to an oral surgeon...
Mabel’s Story

Mabel’s Story

On 8/8/2019 my world turned upside down. Diagnosis, Lobular Carcinoma of the left breast, breast cancer. After 4 months Chemotherapy, a masectomy including lymph nodes and 29 radiation treatments and Xeloda chemotherapy by mouth I am Cancer Free. A Fresh Start and a...
Martha’s Story

Martha’s Story

This is my grandma, Martha. This is a story of her journey with Uterine Leiomyosarcoma; and is in very loving memory of her. She was diagnosed with Uterine Sarcoma in September of 2018 and went to Heaven April 28th of 2019. She faced many challenges during this time....
Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca’s Story

It was the middle of March 2020 and I was having stomach pains and felt a hernia growing. The pains increased causing me to have very bad pains. I went to the ER and had to be alone while my brother waited outside in his car. COVID-19 has just got bad so no visitors....
Campbell’s Story

Campbell’s Story

At the start of my junior year in high school, I faced an obstacle that changed my life forever. I was diagnosed with Stage IV CIC-DUX4, “Ewing’s Like” Sarcoma. I had a 12cm tumor in my calf and nodules in my lungs. My world came down on me. I...
Rahul’s Story

Rahul’s Story

I am a resident of Dehradun in India, a Geophysicist by profession, I have worked in several Oil & Gas Exploration projects in Asia and Southern Africa. I was posted for an oil and gas exploration project in difficult terrain conditions of Assam (India) in July...
Sierra’s Story

Sierra’s Story

I pulled a muscle playing soccer and brushed it off. The next day I was limping so bad I had to find an orthopedic doctor. They did an X-ray and found a mass on the outside of my femur and referred me to a surgeon, it ended up being cancer. This all started in 2016. I...
Koral’s Story

Koral’s Story

In 2014 I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. Had a complete removal. Then in 2016 I went in for a dnc and the doctor found cancer in my uterus and it started to spread. Had a complete hysterectomy and found out it was stage 3 endometrial cancer. Tried chemo and was...
Jennifer’s Story

Jennifer’s Story

June 2010 I was diagnosed with GBM Brain Cancer. Local doctors gave me 6 months at most to live. My family would not accept that! They got me to MD Anderson in Orlando, Florida. The specialist there immediately looked at my scans and said it was not GBM that It was...
Maritza’s Story

Maritza’s Story

On November 8, 2017 I was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 2 grade 3.  After finding out it was genetic braca 2 we found it had spread to my lymph nodes and I had 17 lymph nodes removed. In January 2018 I started chemo and in August 2018 I did radiation.  In April...
Tonya’s Story

Tonya’s Story

November 2018, while in the shower, I found a lump in my right breast. I went for a mammogram and they did an ultrasound and said it was a cyst. They sent me home said women later in life get these and they go away. I was relieved and didn’t really think about...