Breast cancer survivor Tracy Tyner shares why she chose a mastectomy with a flat closure following her breast cancer diagnosis and how doing her own research and collaborating with her surgeon helped lead to a successful outcome.
In this “Voices on Cancer” post, prostate cancer survivor James E. Williams, Jr., shares how his experience with prostate cancer led him to understand the importance of patient advocacy and inspired him to get involved in bringing awareness to the disease.
Colorectal cancer survivor Danielle Ripley-Burgess shares what it was like being diagnosed with colorectal cancer twice, at ages 17 and 25, and how she navigated coping with her diagnosis as a teen and young adult.
Stage IV lung cancer survivor Frank Sierawski shares what it was like being diagnosed with cancer at age 35 and how he learned to cope with the diagnosis by living in the moment.
In this “Your Stories” podcast from Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, Dr. Mark Lewis talks with breast cancer survivor Brenda Brody about the importance of building a support community during cancer and how it helped her cope with her diagnosis.
Do Cancer Survivors Have To Be Positive All the Time? Letting Yourself Feel Every Emotion During Cancer Survivorship
Cancer survivor and psychologist Dr. Cordelia Galgut shares the challenges cancer survivors face in feeling like they should always be positive and grateful to have survived, the problems with this way of thinking, and how survivors can cope with a spectrum of emotions.
Cancer survivor Bethany Hart describes the emotions and decisions that followed her cancer diagnosis, including how she managed making important choices about her care and her advice for people with cancer trying to do the same.
Survivor Cindy Trice shares how changing the clothes she wore during cancer treatment made her feel more comfortable and dignified and how she’s working to help other people with cancer do the same.
Dr. Mark A. Lewis describes what the Whipple procedure is, including who might receive it, what his personal experience with the operation was like, how to prepare, and what to expect during recovery from the operation.
In this “Voices on Cancer” post, oncology nurse Claire Thevenot shares what it was like being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and how the diagnosis led her to a full-time career in patient advocacy.