Livestrong Voices

Meeting Adam

A short film about a young man living with chronic myeloid leukemiaAdam and I met through my younger brother a few years ago. Adam was this tall, cool surfer dude, the guy who always had a wise

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Angela’s Story

I married the love of my life on a hot summer day in July 2010. After one blissful year of marriage we decided to start trying for our first baby. I could not wait to become pregnant and to be a mom.

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Giving Back by Running New York

In November, 25 members of Team Livestrong will run through the five boroughs of New York City in the New York City Marathon and have the experience of a lifetime! Ryan Becerra, cancer survivor, is

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Fateful Pebbles

In September of 2017, I accidentally found a lump in my right breast. My hand just brushed against it one morning. Everyone always calls it a lump but it was more like a pebble; hard, rough and

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Emotions & Cancer — 4 Common Questions

The emotions surrounding cancer can be overwhelming and even seem unmanageable. Dealing with those feelings might seem like too much on top of fighting the physical disease itself, but doing so is

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What it means to be a Livestrong Coach

24 years ago I packed one little bag, stuffed what cash I had into a tiny pocket, said a few goodbyes, and from there I was off. Off to a new life, and on to what turned out to be an unexpected yet

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A Livestrong Mentality

Hello, my name is Kameron and I’m a twelve-year cancer survivor. I was born and raised in Lodi Ca where I currently work and reside. By day I work at a winery, overseeing the production of bottling

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Surviving Cancer Survivorship

The first time I truly fell apart during my treatment for stage 3A colorectal cancer, I was standing in my bathroom, having just emerged from a hot shower. I was wrapped snug in a towel, my hair wet

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Understanding Body Image Issues

Answers to 5 Common QuestionsThe fight against cancer can often leave you feeling roughed up, both physically and emotionally. Cancer and its treatment can have drastic effects on your body and in

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Redefining strength and vulnerability

Exercise had always played a prominent role in my life and when I was diagnosed with lymphoma as a 21-year-old, I was adamant about keeping it that way. Activity was my rock — as long as I was moving

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Because Life Does Go On

In 2005, I was caregiver to both my mother and father. Mom was diagnosed with lymphoma and dad was three years into recovery from a paralyzing stroke when the news came that my wife was diagnosed with

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Finding Courage in Difficulty

I would like to share my life-changing story with you. I am a 25 year old woman living in the Bay Area, CA with my fiancé Jose. Aside from the high cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area and

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SPF to Save Lives

Every hour, one person in the U.S. dies from melanoma. May is skin cancer awareness month and a time to educate the community about skin cancer prevention. Skin cancer is the most common form of

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Nancy’s Love Letter to the Universe

I was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer on April 29, 2004. It had metastasized into my liver. In cancer talk, everything is compared to a fruit. My ovary was the size of a grapefruit. My liver

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Honor 5K/10K Spotlight: Team Beat It

Walk, run, fundraise, and honor those close to you in their fight against cancer by creating your own team for the Livestrong Honor 5K/10K. Registering as a team allows you, your friends, and family

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Cancer Etiquette

“Mr. Smith, you have lung cancer.” The doctor compassionately announces to his patient. The biopsy has delivered its verdict. The patient and his loved ones must now deal with this devastating blow

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Sharing Strength

Livestrong at the YMCA Graduate Turns MentorMy name is Scott. I’m from Upstate New York, a husband and father of two sons, and a four-time cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in 1999 with Stage IIIb Non

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