A diagnosis usually comes with no warning, leaving us with little opportunity to prepare for the torrent of questions and emotions that cascade down from the first moment we hear the word “cancer”. Understanding how others have felt, and how they have coped with those feeling, can provide insights that help us understand and better manage the cancer experience.

Find stories of patients by name or type of cancer here.

Read how caregivers have coped with a love one’s cancer here.

And you can read my cancer story here.