Member Stories

Read • June 25, 2020
Read • June 25, 2020

Robert's Prostate Cancer Story: The Kind of Support That Sticks

Robert had no idea that when he walked into the doctor’s office in October of 2014, he would leave with the news that he had prostate cancer. He had a high Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) reading and thought it best to further investigate. To the best of his knowledge, there was no history of prostate cancer in his family, so why would he have cancer?
Read • June 25, 2020
Read • June 25, 2020
Read • June 25, 2020
Marcia donziger

Marcia's Ovarian Cancer Story: Cancer Can Come With Gifts

“A cancer diagnosis can come with gifts. I am incredibly grateful for the friends and family members who stepped in selflessly to help me throughout my crisis. I felt so loved. With MyLifeLine, all messages of love, support, and hope are centralized and organized.…providing an opportunity to create a beautiful keepsake book of memories and friendship.”
Read • June 25, 2020

Kim's Squamous Cell Carcinoma Story: One Day at a Time

MyLifeLine gave Kim the avenue to vent about his frustrations and feelings, give updates on progress and share pictures. “It helped me out immensely. It helped my family and friends try to understand what I was going through, which was important to me."
Read • June 25, 2020

Erma’s Caregiver Story: The Extent of a Support System

When Erma’s husband Shelby was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer, saying they were both stunned would be an understatement. Shelby was an active and healthy individual who had regular physicals and checkups. They thought they were doing everything right when their lives were turned upside down.
Read • June 25, 2020

Diane "The Shark" Elmore's Cancer Story: Training to Survive

MyLifeLine has provided Diane with a forum to keep her family and friends posted as she continues her journey through cancer. “I am grateful to MyLifeline for the ability to post updates to family and friends as well as the calendar feature to organize meals and rides in one place.”
Read • June 25, 2020

Dan's Lymphoma Story: Humor With Tumor

Dan was an Olympic-level athlete and active in triathlons, road races and half marathons. His doctor once said to him, “you’re the healthiest guy I know.”
Read • June 11, 2020

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How Does Immunotherapy Work?

Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses the body’s natural defenses (the immune system) to identify, attack, and kill cancer cells. The immune system’s purpose is to attack any cell that it sees as unhealthy or abnormal. Cancer cells can hide from these defenses or even stop an attack. New knowledge about the complex interactions between the immune system and cancer is leading to new treatments. Although there are promising results, immunotherapy does not work for every cancer type or every patient. There is still a lot that researchers don’t know