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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Voices of Survivorship
How One Woman Navigated a Mesothelioma Diagnosis and Found Her New Normal
Cancer Defined. Me, Redefined.
A Laryngeal Cancer Survivor Navigates His Journey With Grace, Wit, and Love
Talking, Sharing, Laughing & Loving: How One Woman Is Navigating Thyroid Cancer
Strength in Survivorship: Cancer Survivor Evelina Shares Her Story
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:
Inspiration for AYAs
Don’t Go It Alone: Find Support as an AYA With Cancer
Young and Diagnosed: Encountering the Unexpected
Brain Cancer: Let’s Talk Awareness, Survivorship, and Support
Young and Diagnosed: Recalculating When Life Takes a Detour
Advocate Spotlight: Miranda Johnson, Washington, D.C.
"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."
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.
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
“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.
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.
Hear From Cancer Advocates
Advocate Spotlight: Denyse Phipps Crank
January Advocate Spotlight: Liz Hiles
Turning Tragedy into Passion
Advocate Spotlight: Yovana Portillo, Phoenix, Arizona
July Advocate Spotlight: Dr. Stephen B. Edge
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.