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By Chuck Martinez

Six years after a stage III lung cancer diagnosis and 13 years after a superficial bladder cancer diagnosis and two recurrences, it's starting to sink in: I am a true survivor of this disease. During these last 13 years, I've learned that my body is stronger than I ever thought possible.

My lung cancer diagnosis

The x-ray in 2007 was just a part of my semi-annual follow-up. Everything had looked...

Chuck Martinez

BY Denise Rager

As the mother of a seventh grade cancer survivor, I have a lot of friends who know exactly what it means to hear the words, "I am sorry...

BY Harley Hudson

It was supposed to be a routine annual physical, and that is how it started. Lungs ... check. Heart ... check. Prostate ... check. Everything...

BY Mike Snyder

Thank you, cancer. Yes, I'm serious when I say that. No, I haven't lost my mind. And I haven't discovered a strange, new side effect of the cancer drug I'm on.

When I first received my chondrosarcoma diagnosis, and then faced a recurrence several years later, I felt many of the same emotions all of us cancer patients feel. I was scared, angry, upset and fearful about what the outcome might be. I had lots of questions, but I soon...
Michael Snyder

BY Sandra Bishnoi

After I found out I had no evidence of disease (NED), my gynecologic oncologist told me to "live life fully."

I am not sure...

BY Kellie Bramlet

For cancer patients and caregivers, it can often be difficult to find a reason to smile. Depression, stress and fatigue brought on by cancer...

BY Caroline Meirs

All cancer patients face challenges, but few challenges are as great as being diagnosed with a rare cancer for which there is no known treatment...

BY Erin Pisters and Mary Brolley

Although some cancer survivors distance themselves from cancer after treatment, Art Herzog has taken another route.

Diagnosed with...

BY Brittany Cordeiro

Cancer survivors: If you're feeling a little sluggish, it's better to get active than hit the couch. Exercise curbs fatigue, reduces stress...

BY Elaine Eppright

My beloved husband, Frank Eppright, suffered a seizure on Christmas Eve 2010. We learned two days later he had a malignant brain tumor --...