- WOMEN: 20s
- Amy Dilbeck
Amy talks about telling others she is a survivor and how her cancer experience changed her relationship with her parents. She also discusses her physical rehabilitation and how the scar on her leg affected her body image.
- Blanche Thomas
Blanche talks about accessing quality care from a small town in Alaska, dealing with sadness and depression, and communicating with her husband.
- Christie Campbell
Christie talks about her emotional support system, the health insurance and organizations that helped her pay for her medical bills, and the role that hope and faith play in her survivorship.
- Cindy Calabrese
Cindy talks about managing the aftereffects of cancer treatment, dating and new relationships, and applying for Social Security disability.
- Jessica Fiorillo
Jessica talks about communicating with her fiance, anger about the lack of information about melanoma, and meeting other survivors.
- Kristi Schurman
Kristi talks about dealing with infertility, employment discrimination, and using complementary therapies.
- Laura Kieronski
Laura talks about experiencing aftereffects of radiation therapy, maintaining her treatment history, and telling others that she is a survivor.
- Liz Olson
Liz discusses her experiences with the aftereffects of treatment, getting involved in the community, and managing health.
- Lynne Rudnick
Lynne talks about dealing with the aftereffects of radiation, managing chronic cystitis, and preventing osteoporosis.
- Megan Hickey
Megan discusses changes to her digestive system after treatment, meeting other survivors at camp, and the relationship with her sisters.
- Natasha Alam
Natasha discusses the relationships with her family, changes to her lungs and heart due to treatment, and turning to spirituality to find strength.
- Samantha Eisenstein
Samantha talks about meeting other survivors at conferences, getting involved in the cancer community, and dealing with the aftereffects of cancer treatment.
- Tamika Felder
Tamika talks about dealing with chronic pain, worrying about getting a second cancer, and infertility.
- Tenise Fernandez
Tenise talks about dealing with chronic pain, worrying about getting a second cancer, and infertility.
- Trinika Crawford
Trinika talks about using crutches during physical rehibilitation, body image and losing her hair, and having emotional support when she didn’t think she needed it.
- WOMEN: 30s
- Ann Fonfa
Ann talks about how she dealt with physical changes in her body after cancer, how cancer affected her sexuality, and how her husband’s support has helped her during her survivorship.
- Audra Outlaw
Audra talks about how having a bilateral mastectomy and losing her hair affected her body image. She also discusses how she deals with certain side effects like cognitive changes and infertility.
- Debbie Sparks
Debbie is a colon cancer survivor.
Debbie talks about the changes she made to her diet, the way her child reacted to her illness, and the emotional support she received from her friends, family and an online support group.
- Dorene Stein-Kurman
Dorene talks about having diabetes and cancer, communicating with her husband, and meeting other survivors.
- Eden Stotsky
Eden talks about preventing infertility before receiving radiation treatment, how she deals with fecal incontinence, and life insurance.
- Fayruz Benyousef
Fayruz talks about the thyroid condition she developed due to radiation to her neck, her relationships with her husband and her mother, and the things she does to reduce stress in her life.
- Heather Taylor
Heather talks about managing chronic pain, dealing with sadness and depression, and talking to others about her survivorship.
- Heidi Adams
Heidi talks about setting priorities during her survivorship, focusing on the things she can do rather than worrying about the things she can't control, and learning how to deal with health insurance companies.
- Jamie Lang
Jamie discusses her double mastectomy, dealing with post traumatic stress disorder, and finding and evaluating resources using the Internet.
- Janet Richardson
Janet discusses losing her mother to lung cancer, experiencing emotional effects of cancer, and communicating with her husband.
- Jeannine Walston
Jeannine talks about finding and evaluating resources to help her understand her cancer experience, changing public policy through lobbying, and complementary therapies.
- Jennifer Adler
Jennifer talks about managing chronic pain, dealing with her body image after surgery, and finding meaning in her cancer experience.
- Jenny Gore Dwyer
Jenny discusses living with uncertainty, incorporating exercise into her life, and the relationships with her family.
- Karen Tierney
Karen talks about managing graft versus host disease after receiving a bone marrow transplant, dealing with diabetes, and planning for her financial future.
- Kaye Hentschke
Kaye talks about changes to her digestive system after treatment, receiving a stem cell transplant, and the relationships with her husband and children.
- Kristi Eder
Kristi talks about her struggle with premature menopause and the possibility of infertility, dealing with changes to her thyroid, and polypharmacy.
- Kristin Dorn
Kristin talks about body image, changes to her thyroid, and finding meaning in her cancer experience.
- Lisa Boushay Owmby
Lisa discusses participating in a clinical trial, relationships with her family members, and practicing healthy behaviors.
- Lisa Jones
Lisa talks about dating and new relationships, finding hope through her life experiences, and emotional support.
- Magnolia Contreras
Magnolia talks about experiencing aftereffects of chemotherapy treatment, accessing quality care, and beginning to date and start new relationships.
- Maria Schiavo
Maria talks about communicating with her husband, the aftereffects of cancer treatment, and anger.
- Maricar Tinio
Maricar talks about the possibility of infertility due to treatment, getting involved in the cancer community, and managing out-of-pocket expenses.
- Melanie Tucker
Melanie talks about her spirituality, the support she got from her family, and the memory loss and other cognitive changes she experienced.
- Regina Fabian
Regina talks about having a double mastectomy, the relationship with her children, and planning for her family's financial future.
- Robin Kinney
Robin talks the importance of communicating with your health care team, finding emotional support, and being spiritual.
- Sally Reed
Sally talks about how her treatment for cancer affected her mentally, how important it is to talk about sexual problems with your health care team, and her experience with a clinical trial.
- Shirley Shinohara
Shirley discusses her experience with an ileostomy, the relationship with her family, and returning to work after treatment.
- Stacy Holborrow
Stacy discusses the aftereffects of radiation treatment, changes to her thyroid, and communicating with her husband.
- Susan Rafte
Susan talks about genetic testing for her daughter, maintaining an intimate relationship with her husband, and life expectancy.
- Susan Shinagawa
Susan discusses the relation between Hepatitis B and C and cancer, sexual dysfunction and how it affected her marriage, and chronic pain.
- Suzanne Robert
Suzanne talks about communicating with her husband and finding a balance between their needs, being involved in her community, and life insurance.
- Teresa Guthrie
Teresa discusses her experience with neuroendocrine changes, changing public policy for American Indians and Alaska Natives living with cancer, and meeting other survivors.
- Tracy Cook-Brewton
Tracy talks about how she experienced aftereffects from treatment like premature menopause and mild lymphedema. She also discusses how she talked to her children about cancer.
- Vera Hunter
Vera talks about changes to her thyroid and how it has affected her overall health, communicating with her partner about her cancer, and dealing with family financial issues.
- Wendy Edwards
Wendy discusses female infertility, practicing healthy behaviors, and dating and new relationships.
- Wendy Zocks
Wendy talks about using biological therapies for treatment, participating in a clinical trial, dating and new relationships.
- WOMEN: 40s
- Angie Minnick
Angie talks about experiencing aftereffects of treatment, developing Raynaud's syndrome, and losing her parents to cancer.
- Anna Marie Juliano
Anna Marie talks about managing a compromised immune system in her daily life, seeking emotional support from her husband, and finding hope in her experience.
- Annie Grosshans
Annie discusses her relationships with family members, exercise, and experiencing aftereffects of cancer treatment.
- Beth Siemon
Beth discusses dealing with survivor guilt, funeral planning, and finding emotional support.
- Cindy Ducharme
Cindy talks about getting Social Security benefits, experiencing insomnia and sleep problems, and dealing with diabetes.
- Jacqueline Matthews
Jacqueline talks about having a mastectomy followed by reconstructive surgery, returning to work after treatment, and meeting other survivors.
- Janet Kempe
Janet talks about evaluating her symptoms, meeting other survivors and dealing with employment discrimination.
- Janice Dvorak
Janice discusses experiencing aftereffects of cancer treatment, managing cardiomyopathy, and communicating with her husband.
- Jill Collins
Jill discusses dating and new relationships, changes to her thyroid, and meeting other survivors in the community.
- Joan Orloff
Joan discusses her belief in God and prayer, accessing quality care as an Alaska native, and the relationships with her family.
- Karen Stevens
Karen talks about managing lymphedema, changes to her lungs, and tellings others that she is a survivor.
- Kate McLennan
Kate discusses her spirtuality and setting priorities in her life after cancer. She also talks about doing personal research and the help she got from oncology nurses.
- Kim Bergeron
Kim talks about her short-term memory loss, why she didn’t ask her doctor about life expectancy, and how her kids became more important than her career.
- Laura Bennett
Laura talks about what hospice means for caregivers, planning her financial and medical future, and how she deals with fear of recurrence.
- Lori Monroe
Lori talks about participating in a clinical trial, the emotional effects of cancer, and spirituality.
- Lottie Lekanoff Roll
Lottie talks about experiencing emotional effects of cancer, returning to work after treatment, and finding hope in her survivorship.
- Marilyn Gourdeau
Marilyn discusses dealing with the fear of death and dying, finding emotional support, and spirituality.
- Max Yonker
Max talks about how she felt when she was told her cancer recurred, how she learned to manage stress by being honest with others, and how cancer made her reevaluate what is important in her life.
- Navita Gunter
Navita talks about changes to her thyroid, managing sexual dysfunction, and meeting other survivors.
- Patrice Grullion
Patrice talks about aging and cancer, living with uncertainty, and managing stress in her life.
- Paula Ivey
Paula talks about how being infertile affects her emotionally, why she got tested for aftereffects like osteoporosis, and how she learned to communicate with her health care team.
- Rose Ireland
Rose discusses her experience with mastectomies and reconstructive surgeries, dealing with sadness and depression, and finding emotional support.
- Sharon Cain
Sharon talks about dealing with the anger she felt, the support she got from her caregivers, and surviving through two recurrences.
- Sharon Duncan
Sharon talks about communicating with her health care team, getting support from her husband during treatment and the anger she felt when she was diagnosed.
- Suzette Gelle
Suzette talks about dealing with premature menopause, finding hope in her cancer experience, and spirituality.
- WOMEN: 50s+
- Alecia Hardwick
Alecia talks about dealing with the aftereffects of radiation therapy, meeting other survivors and helping them through the cancer experience, hope and survivor guilt.
- Barbara Holtz
Barbara talks about her participation in a clinical trial, her role in changing public policy, and finding emotional support.
- Barbara Ramsey
Barbara talks about her experience with palliative care, finding emotional support, and communicating with her health care team.
- Beth Parkhurst
Beth talks about meeting other survivors, finding emotional support, and managing the aftereffects of cancer treatment.
- Della Reich
Della talks about navigating the health care system, setting priorities in her life, and being spiritual.
- Elizabeth Munroz
Elizabeth talks about experiencing aftereffects of surgery, managing chronic pain, and having a high-risk pregnancy.
- Genny Walters
Genny talks about changes in her digestive system, what hospice means for her, and dealing with chornic pain.
- Ginger Ackerman-Smith
Ginger talks about meeting other survivors in a support group and setting priorities. She also discusses how genetic testing helped her make decisions about her treatment.
- Ginny Shoren
Ginny talks about the changes to her teeth and mouth after surgery, going through physical and speech therapy, and deciding to make her own funeral arrangements.
- Grace Butler
Grace discusses the healthy behaviors that are important to her, how spirituality gave her hope and strength during treatment, and communicating with her health care team.
- Jina Peiris
Jina talks about the aftereffects of radiation therapy, how she stays involved in the cancer community, and meeting other survivors.
- Karen Seeche
Karen talks about trying different complentary therapies, living with uncertainty, and life expectancy.
- Laura Salo Long
Laura discusses dating and new relationships, finding a counselor, and telling others that she is a survivor.
- Linda Galloway
Linda talks about getting a second cancer, experiencing aftereffects of treatment, and losing her mother to cancer.
- Lindy Rose Graham
Lindy talks about her role in changing public policy, trying complementary therapies, and accessing quality care.
- Lynn Kohlman
Lynn discusses having a double mastectomy, dealing with body image concerns, and using complementary therapies.
- Mary Schaeffer
Mary talks about complementary therapies used in tribal doctor programs, and dealing with the physical and emotional effects of cancer.
- May Thompson
May discusses the importance of exercise in her survivorship experience and her fear of recurrence.
- Susan Berg
Susan talks about experiencing aftereffects of cancer treatment, sexual dysfunction, and finding emotional support.
- Susan Cooley
Susan talks about learning how to date again after cancer, developing closer relationships with her children and handling financial issues.
- Susan Leigh
Susan talks about living with uncertainty, how she dealt with finding out her treatment made her infertile, and how she survived cancer three times.
- Vailili Enesi
Vailili talks about her involvement in the Samoan community, dealing with body image after a mastectomy, and her relationship with her family.