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Roselee’s Story (Terminal Bowel Cancer)


It was January 2013. It was a long weekend in Australia, while most Aussies were having BBQs and playing back yard cricket; I was being admitted into the local hospital with severe abdominal pain. Once the doctor felt confident that I wasn’t a junkie needing a fix, he gave me …

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Julie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Julie Breast Cancer

Hi! I went thru a heart wrenching divorce after 33-years of marriage in October 2015. Soon after, I noticed my right breast looked funny and had a hard large lump in it(it was always lumpy!) I made an appointment and had a mammogram in April 2016. Six months after my …

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Isabel’s Story (Breast Cancer)


“I’m sorry Miss Morales, it’s cancer.” After five years of diligent annual mammograms and ultrasounds, these six words were uttered on October 27, 2017. A lumpectomy in 2012 revealed benign results but more importantly, also caused extreme scar tissue. Combined with dense breasts, these two factors hid a 7cm tumor …

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Carol’s Story (Cervical)

2016 was the most challenging year of my life. Although life has tested me many times before, this test I never thought I could win. In October 2016, I became very sick. My breathing was giving me issues, but I ignored the signs and continued on with life. In January …

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Carmen’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Hi my name is Carmen Salunas Garcia and this is my story, journey through breast cancer. After a shower one evening, I did my self exam as I often have for many years. I felt a very tiny pea-like lump. At time I really thought it was nothing. I had …

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Shannon’s Story (Head,Neck Carcinoma)


It was 1993. I woke up one morning in April and found a lump in my neck. It was on the right side, just under my jawline. My doctor told me it was probably a cyst and he’d just “cut it out”. I, intuitively, however opted for an ear, nose …

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Candice’s Story (Wilms Tumor)


Hi everyone, I’m Candice and I would like to inspire you with my story. When I was 2 and half years old, doctors discovered I had Wilms tumor cancer. I was sent to Cape Town Red cross hospital. There, I was diagnosed with stage four cancer and had my kidney …

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Brigitte’s Story (Endometrial cancer)

Brigittes Story Endometrial Cancer

I’m 65 yrs old.  I’ve never had children, broken bones or any previous health issues or surgeries. I began experiencing heavy bleeding early in 2017. I had PAP test done in May 2017 that came back Negative. Shortly after, I was diagnosed with Endometrial cancer  in May after biopsy results. …

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Rowena’s Story (Ovarian Cancer)

Rowenas Ovarian Cancer Story

I was sick and didn’t want to admit it, but by the time I went to the doctor I was already at stage three. I was rushed in for a hysterectomy, followed by seven months of chemo plus external and internal radiation. I also went through several cat scans and …

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Kelly’s Story (Rheumatoid Disease)

Kelly RA Story

I came home from work one morning and my index finger hurt like hell, didn’t think much about it I get banged up all the time. I’m a paramedic for a busy 911 service and I work 24-hour shifts. I’m also a wife, mother of three young adults, and grandmother …

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Wendi’s Story (Colon Cancer)

Wendi Colon Cancer

In 2011, after 20+ years of marriage, I finally had the courage to leave a man I no longer recognized. I won’t get into the issues – suffice to say, you can NOT control anyone but yourself and all the prayers in the world sometimes aren’t answered in the way …

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Lindsay’s Story (Breast cancer)

Breast Cancer Stories

I found a lump in December. In January, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I just finished round 4 of chemo. I still have 12 remaining. I work a full time job with the USPS. I am also a full time single mom of a beautiful 18-month-old girl. I don’t …

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