In this “Voices on Cancer” post, Dr. Natasha Steele and Elle Billman share how their own cancer experiences led them to get involved with survivorship advocacy, how they’re working to build a community among cancer survivors, and what they’ve learned from other survivors along the way.
Alexandra Vitale shares what it has been like living with von Hippel-Lindau disease since age 5, how she coped with receiving multiple cancer diagnoses, and how joining a clinical trial and trying a new treatment helped her find hope.
Dr. Alexandre Chan and Quinton (Ding Quan) Ng discuss what people with cancer and survivors should know about vaping, including its potential health effects, what research has shown about vaping and cancer, and the importance of using evidence-based methods to help quit smoking.
Teen cancer survivor Alec Kupelian shares what it was like being diagnosed with cancer at that age, the loneliness he experienced, and what other teens and young adults with cancer should know about finding support.
Survivor Ann Graham shares what it was like being an adult diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a cancer most commonly found in children and teens, and how the diagnosis led her to finding a new purpose in life.
4 Ways to Manage Setbacks in Your Cancer Recovery: A Young African American Breast Cancer Survivor’s Perspective
In this post, Dr. Kayoll Gyan shares what to know about the cancer healing timeline, including prioritizing the emotional and spiritual aspects of your healing, 4 ways to manage setbacks in your healing timeline, and what she learned about healing during her own cancer experience.
Cancer survivor Devorah Aschendorf discusses what it was like being diagnosed with an aggressive form of lymphoma while pregnant, how she coped with caring for a newborn during cancer treatment, and how this experience changed her perspective on life.
Pancreatic cancer survivor Dr. Rachel Orgel describes what it was like being diagnosed with cancer as a teenager, how she coped with multiple recurrences, and how she navigated finding her new identity post-cancer.
Dr. Cristiane Decat Bergerot discusses what the fear of recurrence is, how it can impact adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors, and ways that people can cope with the worry that the cancer will return after treatment.
Dr. Paula Rauch discusses why it’s so important for parents to start talking with their kids about taking steps to prevent cancer as early as possible and shares helpful ways to begin these conversations around sun safety, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, not smoking, and living a healthy lifestyle.