Cancer Stories from Patients, Survivors & Caregivers
FAQs curated by cancer survivors
Timelines by patients done with treatments
We know no two patients have the same journey, but people who’ve been through cancer treatment can help give you a sense of calm and control after a diagnosis. Learn about first symptoms, treatment decisions, questions to ask your doctor, and navigating life with cancer.
Start by choosing the stories here organized by cancer origin:
Al Roker has become a beloved, familiar face for so many as the Weather and News Anchor for the TODAY Show on NBC for decades.
Now, he’s also a prostate cancer thriver and patient advocate with a powerful message: Get screened and do it regularly, it could save your life.
She was just 29 years old when she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and then 45 when she was officially diagnosed with a relapse, but Beth hasn’t let the cancer define her life.
Beth shares her incredible story of trying to get treatment while living in small towns, advocating for herself to get heard, the experience of being in a clinical trial, and the importance of finding community.
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“I’d like to encourage somebody to keep on going, because it does get better. I have [diffuse large b-cell lymphoma]. Well, it’s not going to go away, but like I said, the next thing is right down the line. “
“Sometimes, it really could be something so don’t downplay what you’re going through. Let them know. It’s normal for us to feel something. Go ahead and say it in case it really is something, which it was in my case.”
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