Cancer Survivor Stories

Once treatment is over, cancer survivors cope with their new life 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. Survivors can help others in a wide range of ways, such as by taking someone to a doctor's appointment, or deciding to start a website. Below are some inspiring stories of survivors who took what they went through with cancer and turned it into something positive. Each individual found a purpose in sharing his or her experience and giving back to others. Perhaps their stories will inspire you and offer hope that there is truly life after cancer.

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.