Livestrong Voices

4 Words

My name is Beth, and this is my story. It all started on October 26, 2011–10 days after my 30th high school reunion. I went in for my annual exam. Ten minutes into the visit, my gynecologist said,

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Livestrong in 2018

2017 was a milestone year for Livestrong. We celebrated our 20th anniversary, brought patient-centered cancer care to life with the Livestrong Cancer Institutes at the Dell Medical School at The

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No One Fights Alone

My name is Angela. I was diagnosed with Stage II Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma while I was 10 weeks pregnant. The diagnosis naturally came as a huge shock to me and my family, as I was only 37 and had tried

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Blessings Along the Way

I have been a single mother for almost 15 years, raising my two younger children without the help of their father. So when I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in May 2013, this was a

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Lessons from a cancer “rookie”

My name is Rob. I am semi-retired and live on an island in the middle of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. I’m 65 years old. My family is from this area, but I grew up in an Air Force family and we

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Support for your Support System

5 Helpful Resources for Caregivers of Cancer SurvivorsCancer is difficult. Not only is it incredibly challenging for the person going through it, but it’s also challenging for the person’s caregiver

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Facing Cancer Head On

My then 8-year-old son, Ryan, was diagnosed with perimeningal embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma on June 13, 2016. At the time, he was a healthy, active boy with a smile that could draw anybody in. That all

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Activity Means Positivity

My friends call me Michele. I am a Bostonian living in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. I was a divorced mother who raised 7 children and had 2 teenage sons at home and had just taken in a 14-year-old

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Don’t throw in the towel

I was 21. I was a senior at UCF and a track and field athlete when I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) with a positive Philadelphia chromosome. I went through intensive

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Chasing Silver Linings

There is never a good or right time to hear that you have cancer.For me, however, the news of my diagnosis came just weeks before the Ironman competition I had been training for years for. On May 15,

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Running the “Memere-a-thon”

Every year, over 50,000 runners take to the streets of New York despite the chilly November weather as part of the annual TCS New York City Marathon. Amongst this sea of athletes attempting this 26.2

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4 Tips for Healthy Living After Cancer

When you fight one of the toughest battles of your life, getting back to a healthy lifestyle can feel near impossible. Your energy is low, your emotions are high and it can be difficult adjusting to

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An Awakening

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years back, I reacted like most who receive a cancer diagnosis. The first thing that came to mind was a “death sentence”. I found out later that it was

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Swimming for My Life

The Livestrong at the YMCA program is everything I could have dreamed of when I was diagnosed 12 years ago. The only problem is I didn’t get to take advantage of it then. When I was 36 years old, and

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Embracing Every Day with No Regrets

I was diagnosed with hodgkin lymphoma at age 26 just two weeks after giving birth to my first child. The diagnosis came as a shock as I had no idea what lymphoma was, and had not experienced any

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