Livestrong Voices

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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Searching For Solutions

At Livestrong we are searching for solutions every dayBy Suzanne Stone, VP of Programs & StrategyOur everyday lives are full of questions. In fact, the first thing I think when I open my eyes

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What Cancer Problem Will We Fix Today?

Which Cancer Problem Will We Fix Today?Greg Lee, Livestrong President, CEO, Cancer SurvivorToday, simply surviving cancer seems to be the focus. To give people more time; to just make it through. What

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New Birth Day

Celebrating Birth DaysThis March will be both my 27th birthday and my one-year “birth” day from when I received CAR-T immunotherapy. I had relapsed twice at that point and could hardly handle more

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7 Times a Survivor

My name is Brian and I have fought and beat Liposarcoma 7 times. I was 29 when the first tumor, from my right spermatic cord, appeared in 1998. I am an Ironman, ultramarathoner, indoor cycle

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Pink Ink Tattoo

I was 39 years old when they told me I had breast cancer. Surely, they had me confused with someone else. I had no family history, I couldn’t feel any lumps.The biopsy results came in, it was positive

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From LEEP to NED

Hi, my name is Coral Conway. I live in Miami but I am originally from Argentina.Last January, I started having some back pains. I went from doctor to doctor and no one could tell me what was wrong

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Live a Life You Will Remember

Stuart Huller, testicular cancer survivor217 days ago, I heard the 3 words “You have Cancer”. I was in total shock, alone in a new country, and utterly terrified. I had just moved to Luxembourg from

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Attitude is Everything

My name is Lia Sartorio and I am 21 years old. I am Stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma SURVIVOR! My world was turned upside down on May 6th, 2019, when I was diagnosed with lymphoma. I had been experiencing

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Get Checked. You’ll Be Glad You Did!

My name is Dana. I am 58 years old and am semi-retired. I worked in law enforcement for over 28 years. Currently, I work part time doing property maintenance and management, sub contracting, and

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Pain, Misdiagnosis and Recovery

Before I start telling my story, I have to briefly summarize who I am. I was born in a small village named Ponte de Lima, in Portugal. I live in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. All my life, I’ve always been a

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Cancer doesn’t take a holiday break

Christina Bain and familyThis week, we sat down with Christina Bain — mother, blogger/web-designer, expert-level knitter, advocate, and chronic colorectal cancer survivor. Christina shared how living

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Chemo, Recurrence and Healing

Casey Head, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia survivorAt 31 years old, my whole world changed. On an unforgettable Valentine’s day in 2014 I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I was in the

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Faith, Family and Cancer

I found the will to live after my cancer diagnosis. Life became much more precious to me then before, I loved and valued my family and friends more, and most importantly GOD became my number priority.

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Starting Over Again

Most fourth-graders are worried about their TAKS test results or how they’re going to make fifth grade the best year ever! However, that wasn’t the case for now 20 years old, Alyana (Dani) Alvarez. At

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Hope Outweighs the Struggle

In November of 2004, I was in the very best shape of my life. A few months prior, I had run my fastest marathon in San Diego, beating out all of my previous six finishing times in Austin, Nashville,

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Living in the Present

I was born in Virginia but have lived in Texas since age two. I lived in Austin for college and Houston for physician assistant school now I’m in the Fort Worth area. I worked as a PA for 14 years.

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