Cancer survivors cope with their diagnosis, treatment, and life with or after cancer in different ways. While some prefer to put their experiences behind them as much as possible, others choose to draw on them and get involved with cancer-related activities or causes.
Below are some stories of survivors who found a purpose in sharing their experience and giving back to others. More stories will be added in the future.
*This story was first featured in the book Cancer Adventures, by Marlys Johnson (Copyright © 2008 by Marlys Johnson). Both the story and the photograph are owned by the author and the survivor and are used with permission.