Having cancer is, for most people, life-changing. In their own words, these cancer survivors reflect on a variety of issues they've faced, and share insights gained through their cancer experiences.
The Importance of Vigilance
"I firmly believe that participating in the Survivorship Clinic saved my life."
Hear Kari's story
Why I Chose a Healthy Lifestyle
"I sat down with myself and said, 'I went through cancer, and now I'm going to let my diet take me down?'"
Hear Ed's story
Dan and Diane's Story
Nurturing Your Relationship
"We've really made an effort to address things so that I'm not moving in one direction and he's moving in another."
Hear Dan and Diane's story
Be Your Own Advocate
As a cancer survivor, I had no idea about treatment summaries or aftercare plans until I got to Dana-Farber."
Hear Magnolia's story
Dealing with the Fear of Recurrence
"I do feel like I almost live with a time bomb; that this could go off again at any time."
Hear Julie's story
Thriving After Leukemia and Relapse
"I was really scared cause I thought I might have been a goner — but I'm not."
Read Charlie's story
About Our Patient Stories
Dana-Farber shares patient stories which may include descriptions of actual medical results. Dana-Farber provides personalized care for each patient based on their unique needs; their experiences and results will vary.