I was only 6 years old, and it was hard to think about such things. I had never heard the word before, and I had no idea what it meant. When she lost her hair, and we saw she was in pain, my sister and...

I’m a 23-year breast cancer survivor, retired Texan, high school teacher, wife, mother of 2 wonderful adult kids and Nana to two precious grandchildren.  I am also the Founder of Breast Cancer Initiative East Africa (BCIEA) Inc. The BCIEA serves low-income communities in Texas and...

Over the years, I have experienced love, loss and everything in between. My husband, Raymon, was diagnosed with testicular cancer just one year after we were married. He was only 23 years old. Fortunately for him, the cancer was caught early and he has been...

One thing cancer has shown me is that no matter how much you prepare and educate yourself, you can never fully understand the enormity of what it means to have cancer. Oh, I wasn’t diagnosed with cancer. My wife was. When one person is diagnosed with...

In 2010 I went to an ENT, I was losing my voice. He had done a biopsy, said nothing was wrong. The following year was not better, just got worse. In 2011 I went to another ENT, and did another biopsy. This time a spot...

Don Stranathan made headlines in 2012 when he met and fell in love with another cancer survivor, Penny Blume. Since her death in January, he has shifted his attention to the national stage. “My last promises to Penny were that I would continue to live life...

She passed away in front of my eyes. Doctors began scampering like a mound of angry fire ants retaliating against a foot that may have come too close to their lair. A huge needle was produced with what I accurately imagined to be atropine. "Get...

My story is a little different from most here. I am not a survivor, that is, my own body did not endure the assault of cancer to it directly. The cancer that I survived was my son's burden. He unfortunately did not survive after a...