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“You get to define how you have cancer.”

Posted on June 3, 2017

Every story – like cancer itself – is unique. This blog is part of our ongoing 2017 Survivor Week. Join us from May 29-June 4 as we unpack the complexity of what it means to be a cancer survivor, from those who reject the word entirely to individuals who have embraced their diagnosis with a new sense of purpose. What does being a survivor mean to you?

This blog was written by Crawford Clay, one of the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Patient & Family Support Navigator and a stage III survivor at age 43. Read more

“I’ve learned to appreciate what I have.”

Posted on June 3, 2017

Every story – like cancer itself – is unique. This blog is part of our ongoing 2017 Survivor Week. Join us from May 29-June 4 as we unpack the complexity of what it means to be a cancer survivor, from those who reject the word entirely to individuals who have embraced their diagnosis with a new sense of purpose. What does being a survivor mean to you?

This post was written by Jessica Joseph, a stage III survivor at age 17. Read more

“Would I jinx myself if I adopted the title survivor?”

Posted on June 1, 2017

Every story – like cancer itself – is unique. This blog is part of our ongoing 2017 Survivor Week. Join us from May 29-June 4 as we unpack the complexity of what it means to be a cancer survivor, from those who reject the word entirely to individuals who have embraced their diagnosis with a new sense of purpose. What does being a survivor mean to you?

This post was written by Dawn Eicher, a stage IV survivor at only age 36. Read more

“Being a survivor is all about attitude.”

Posted on May 29, 2017

Every story – like cancer itself – is unique. This blog is part of our ongoing 2017 Survivor Week. Join us from May 29-June 4 as we unpack the complexity of what it means to be a cancer survivor, from those who reject the word entirely to individuals who have embraced their diagnosis with a new sense of purpose. What does being a survivor mean to you?

This post was written by Vanessa Ghigliotty, a stage IV survivor at age 28. Read more

“Survivorship begins from the moment you are diagnosed.”

Posted on May 26, 2017

Every story – like cancer itself – is unique. This blog is part of our ongoing 2017 Survivor Week. Join us from May 29-June 4 as we unpack the complexity of what it means to be a cancer survivor, from those who reject the word entirely to individuals who have embraced their diagnosis with a new sense of purpose. What does being a survivor mean to you?

This post was written by Valarie Schlosser, a stage IV survivor at age 49. Read more

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