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“We’ve known many people touched by cancer, but when it comes to your house, that’s a whole different deal.”

— Jack, Waltonville

Hear our stories

We often get notes and calls from cancer survivors, their caregivers, volunteers, doctors and other health professionals — all sharing ways the American Cancer Society has made a healing difference. Here are some of their stories.

Stephanie, cancer survivor

Stephanie, cancer survivor

“I’ve always believed that where the mind goes, the body follows. So when I learned I had Hodgkin’s lymphoma in my early 20s, I fought with my entire spirit. Nearly 25 years later, I struggled to take in the news...” Read more Read More

Roger, radiation oncologist

Roger, radiation oncologist

“Cancer patients don’t do well when they face extra burdens. So we refer 100% of our new patients to the American Cancer Society on the first day they come in.” Read more Read More

Paul and Shirley, volunteers

Paul and Shirley, volunteers

“As a married couple who overcame cancer together, we enjoy working with cancer patients and their caregivers. We introduce ourselves to people we meet at the two hospitals where we volunteer, asking them to share their stories with us …” Read more Read More

Jack, caregiver

Jack, caregiver

“When you hear that diagnosis, it feels like a sudden blow to the stomach, one that comes without warning …” Read more Read More