Cancer Survivor Stories

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, others choose to draw on them and get involved with cancer-related activities or causes. Below are some inspiring stories of survivors who found a purpose in sharing their experience and giving back to others. Perhaps their stories will inspire you and offer hope.


The stories on this page were first featured in the book Cancer Adventures, by Marlys Johnson (Copyright © 2008 by Marlys Johnson). Both the stories and the photographs are owned by the author and the survivor and are used with permission.

Last Updated
March 09, 2021