Voices of Our Community

Discover Words of Hope & Inspiration

Hear from others who are navigating cancer in their own lives or are working to make a positive difference for people who have been impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Collectively, the voices of our community are a vital reminder that Community Is Stronger Than Cancer.

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What has helped you on your journey?


"I have created my support group with friends and family. Loneliness is one of the most painful side effects of cancer, which gets rarely addressed. I want women to know how important it is to have your circle of trust, your ecosystem, and cheerleaders to help you come out of crazy situations in life.”



Are You a Cancer Survivor? Share Your Story

Survivorship begins the moment someone is diagnosed with cancer. Do you have any words of encouragement you can share with other cancer survivors to let them know they are not alone? Please share your story. It's fast, simple, and you can do it all on your phone:

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"Stage 3 brain cancer couldn’t keep me from my life. Cancer is not my identity; it is just a different thing I had to deal with that not many other people my age even had to think about."

— Kristen

Share a Coping Tip for Young People With Cancer

Teenagers and young adults with cancer (often referred to as AYAs, ages 15-39) face a unique set of challenges in their cancer experience. Are you navigating cancer as an AYA? If you are between the ages of 18-39, share a coping strategy that has helped you, or offer other encouraging words to support AYAs like you:

In what ways are you able to support your loved one?

The most important thing I do to support my husband is to enjoy each day we have together. No matter how difficult a day is —  there have been rough days — we find something to laugh about.

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Are You Caring for a Loved One With Cancer?

Cancer caregivers provide support in so many ways, and many have stepped into a caregiving role for the first time. What is one thing you wish you had known when you first became a caregiver? Please share your story. It's fast, simple, and you can do it all on your phone:

Create a Personal Support Network

Erma, a caregiver, was overwhelmed with updating friends and family about her husband's treatments. On MyLifeLine, she was able to join their support network together & share updates, all in one place.

Meet Our Helpline Navigators

Meet Our Helpline Navigators: Madison
Madison, a certified genetic counselor, is a community navigator on our Cancer Support Helpline. Madison can provide Helpline callers with resources and information about genetic testing, hereditary ...
Conoce a los Navegadores: Irma

“Las personas que llaman están pasando momentos muy difíciles en su vida. Yo puedo ayudarlos. Para mi es un honor y un placer,” dice Irma, uno de nuestros trabajadores social licenciados.

Meet Our Helpline Navigators: Lauren
Lauren, a licensed clinical social worker, is a community navigator on our Cancer Support Helpline. Lauren specializes in CAR T cell therapy and can provide support, navigation, and resources for Hel...

Hopefully, we can not only educate people about resources, but also help to ‘normalize’ what they’re feeling in such a way that it helps them feel OK about seeking out the support that can help them along the way.

Cancer Support Helpline
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CSC's June Advocate Spotlight, Maria Brown, smiles while standing beside her bike outside

When we rely on others to enact change that we want to see, we possess no agency in seeing those changes implemented. Your perspective and participation matter.

— Maria, cancer advocate