Livestrong Voices

One Voice Against Cancer

Pressure. Passion. Persistence.One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) is a collaboration of 50 leading cancer and public health organizations; including the LivestrongFoundation. Each year, these

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2019: Your New Manifesto

Here we are in mid-January. How many times have you been asked the question: “What are your New Year’s Resolutions?” Or even less formal “What are your plans for this year?”There are some people that

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A Livestrong Leader Story: Heather

There are various terms used — cancer survivor, warrior, patient, fighter and more. The label doesn’t matter much to me, it matters I am alive to embrace my life beyond cancer.Cancer first appeared in

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A Ballsy Sense of Tumor

Prior to my diagnosis, I didn’t make health a priority. I had really no major health events, and perhaps my uneventful history caused me to be less worried when I first felt a lump. Because there was

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Practicing Gratitude

As you read this excerpt from The Cancer Poetry Project, reflect on your journey in 2018: What challenged you? What did you appreciate? What are you grateful for?Gratitude is the quality of being

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The Panels of My Parachute

They say that many people fear public speaking more than they fear death. I used to be one of those people. However, since my cancer diagnosis, I can now say that my fear of public speaking has taken

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Second Cancers

Essential Information about Risks & SymptomsHearing the words “cancer free” or “no evidence of disease” can feel overwhelmingly relieving, especially after a long battle with cancer. However, it

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Understanding Lymphedema

— 4 Common QuestionsLymphedema is a common side effect of certain cancers and treatments. However, survivors’ experiences with it can vary widely, and there is still a lot to be learned about the

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Attitude is Everything

My name is Jason. I am 15 years old and I just took it for granted my summer of 2018 was going to be filled with working to buy a car and playing summer basketball while hanging out with my friends.

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From Bone Cancer to the Basketball Court

When I was 14 years old in 2004 I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma bone cancer in my left arm, I did 9 months of chemotherapy followed by a bone replacement. After I finished my 9 months of chemo and I

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