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Survivor Stories

Haley Pollack Bright Spot Network
Finding a Bright Spot as a young mother with cancer
By Haley Pollack, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Bright Spot Network In November 2018, I had just returned to work from my parental leave.…
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Becoming a 'Warrior', Part 3: The Gift that Keeps on Giving
By Darcy Phillips This is part of an ongoing series featuring Darcy and her experience as an Evoke Warrior, training in a cancer rehabilitation…
Thrive Book CLUB
Thrive Book Club: These Precious Days
This month’s Thrive Book Club pick is “These Precious Days,” a collection of essays by Ann Patchett released Nov. 23, 2021. The book is a reflection…
Elko School Nurse, Melanoma Survivor, Sun Safety Advocate
By Christine Thompson, NCC Cancer Prevention Programs Manager There’s a lot to be said for following your gut instinct, especially when it comes to…
10 Free Offerings and Tools for Providing Lung Cancer Screening, Referrals, Survivorship Care, or Tobacco Use Treatment
Please join us for this special Lung Cancer Awareness Month webinar presentation! November 12, 11:00 am At the…
Young Breast Cancer Survivor, Forged in Fire, Becomes Cancer Care Advocate
Young Breast Cancer Survivor, Forged in Fire, Becomes Cancer Care Advocate
It was the worst of circumstances. A not-quite 28-year-old woman - newly relocated, unemployed, and uninsured - feels a small lump on her left breast…
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People Are Worth Fighting For: Debbie Anderson's Story
Profiles of Courage: Debbie Anderson's Breast Cancer Survivor Story My name is Debbie Anderson, some may know me as an employee of Northeastern…
Empowerment in Survivorship Through Self-Love
Ashley L. doesn’t consider herself to be a survivor. “I just shoved it away and disassociated from the entire experience,” she says of the CIN 3…
From the RGJ: 'Get Your Affairs in Order. Make a Bucket List.'
This is an excerpt from Reno Gazette-Journal published in May 2017. To read the full story, click the link at the end.  The boy approached…
Nancy Graham
Recovering from Treatment In Body and Mind
My name is Nancy G. I am a survivor of anal cancer, March 2015 at the age of 74. I had been fighting an anal fissure for six months and was sent to a…