Survivor Stories


Survivors Shine (May 12, 2014)

Businesses launched in the wake of a cancer diagnosis to serve other patients inspire the founders and their customers. By Diana Price Alloro Collection Christine Irvin and Laurel Kamen As Laurel Kamen... Continue Reading

Passion and Purpose (November 14, 2013)

Women transform their careers at midlife and thrive. When was the last time you woke up and couldn’t wait to get to work? Maybe you are one of the lucky few who have that experience regularly; maybe... Continue Reading

Ovarian Survivor Profile (November 14, 2013)

Brenda Maxwell, 59 Fishkill, New York I was busy as a wife, mom, and grandmother of four when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 56. In the spring and the summer of 2010, I noticed that... Continue Reading

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Advocate Profile (November 7, 2013)

Tracy Carmon, 42 Keller, Texas  Tracy Carmon’s passion for advocacy is, in her own words, “electric.” The 42-year-old ovarian cancer survivor says that the word truly describes the energizing experience... Continue Reading

Teens Take on Cancer (July 3, 2013)

When a parent is diagnosed with cancer, teens can benefit from the hard-won firsthand knowledge of those who have been down the same road. For all but a very lucky few, being a teenager is tough duty.... Continue Reading

Let Your Hair Down… or Just Take It Off (June 26, 2013)

A new convention for cancer survivors brings women together for a girls’ weekend in Nashville.   By Diana Price Women who have survived cancer are a pretty unique group. Having been tested physically,... Continue Reading

The Silver Pen (May 23, 2013)

Survivor Hollye Jacobs puts cancer firmly in its place in her inspiring blog.    By Diana Price There’s very little indication on the surface that Hollye Jacobs’s blog, The Silver Pen, has anything... Continue Reading

College Kids Kick Cancer (May 14, 2013)

By Diana Price College kids and cancer—not two topics most of us would immediately connect. And yet at college campuses across the country, young adults are making a significant impact with fundraising... Continue Reading

From the Outside In (April 24, 2013)

Many women who experience side effects of cancer treatment that have an impact on their appearance can attest to the emotional toll these changes take. Some of the side effects that can be particularly... Continue Reading

Meet Our Friends! Summer 2013 (April 17, 2013)

Ginny Clements, 72 Tucson, Arizona Ginny Clements was 15 years old in 1956 when she found a lump in her left breast. An active teenager, head pom girl at her small local high school in central California,... Continue Reading

Strength in Numbers (April 10, 2013)

Several organizations provide invaluable support to patients facing chemotherapy treatments alone. By Diana Price Patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer often spend long days in an infusion room,... Continue Reading

Meet Our Friends! Summer 2012 (March 14, 2013)

By Diana Price Most survivors will tell you that a cancer diagnosis can impose a sense of isolation. No matter the level of support from family, friends and faith, the words You have cancer have the power... Continue Reading

Women talks with Breast Cancer Survivor Maura Tierney (March 7, 2013)

In 2009 actor Maura Tierney was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. She opted to have a skin-sparing mastectomy; and because the cancer was found to be more aggressive than her doctors had originally... Continue Reading

Women Write to Heal (February 18, 2013)

Cancer survivors and caregivers find solace and purpose in writing about their experiences with cancer. By Diana Price Katherine Malmo Katherine Malmo was 31 when she was diagnosed with inflammatory breast... Continue Reading

Tips from the Trenches (February 18, 2013)

A cancer survivor offers practical information and inspiration to patients facing chemotherapy treatments. When Roxanne Brown was undergoing treatment for breast cancer, she often found herself wading... Continue Reading

Unraveling a Genetic Legacy (February 18, 2013)

One family’s journey through its genetic landscape reveals connections to cancer and highlights the value of ongoing research related to prevention and early detection. By Susan Beausang In May 2011... Continue Reading

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (February 18, 2013)

By Eleanor Mayfield It began suddenly, with swelling in her hands and feet that quickly became extremely painful. Joan Banich, then 42, who all her life had avoided seeing doctors because of a pathological... Continue Reading

Never Lose Hope in the Face of Cancer (February 18, 2013)

by Diana Price A young survivor describes her determination in the face of cancer. Felicha Janoski was 23 when she began experiencing recurring abdominal pain and went to the doctor to find out what was... Continue Reading

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