Livestrong Voices

The Unknown

When I was in my junior year of high school, life was good. I felt I was on top of the world. I was sixteen and a returning state champion on my volleyball team. That feeling of security soon changed

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Meditation for Cancer Survivors

Livestrong at the YMCAWith winter at our doorsteps and the stress of the holidays, seasonal depression is here. Many cancer survivors are looking for a solution to the mental health issues that are

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Don’t Fear the Waves: John’s Story

John and his familyAlthough he’s an engineer by trade, John is a natural storyteller. He has the deep, comforting voice you’d expect from a trusted news anchor or the host of your favorite podcast.

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Finding Solutions Together

At Livestrong, we ask ourselves: What everyday cancer problem will we fix today? We have always strived to find and fill gaps in cancer care. In a survey with over a thousand responses, we asked our

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Cancer Knows No Borders

After 12 years of continued remission, in March of this year when Covid-19 cases began to increase, a biannual checkup and follow-up tests confirmed that my blood cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, had

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Awakening the Warrior from Within

I am Lady ReShell Matheny, born and raised on the west side of Chicago, IL. For the past 17 years, I worked as a probation officer. I am also a stage 2 triple negative breast cancer survivor. I found

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They Told Me It’s “The Good Cancer”

I’m Marcy from Buffalo, NY. I’m 29 years old and currently work as a PTA, a companion aide and a trainer at our local YMCAs. I have a BS in health and wellness in addition to my PTA degree. Until 8

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My Journey: Cancer During COVID

With self-pity comes guiltI have triple-negative breast cancer and delaying treatment for this aggressive form of the disease due to COVID-19 was never an option. Despite the dangers of becoming

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Recovering Strength One Step at a Time

My name is Melanie Scott-Bennett. I was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN and I currently reside in the Washington DC area. I am currently an in-house legal counsel for a large technology company. I

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The 3 P’s of the Pink Ribbon

I was diagnosed with invasive DCIS of the left breast in early August last summer. Since then, I have undergone surgeries, radiations and on medication for five months now. To whoever inquires about

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Years of Treatments and Holding On

It all started in September 1995 when I discovered a lump on the left side of my neck. I went to the doctor on a Friday afternoon and was told I had Cat Scratch Fever. The next day I was in the

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