Rebecca found recovery to offer as many surprising challenges as the cancer itself, but eventually learned to accept that she would be okay.
After a day of falling apart, Michelle switched into autopilot to to get through cancer with her sense of self intact.
When you are as used to hard work as Lulu, you find the strength to get through cancer, one step at a time.
Hair loss and nausea turned out to be the least of Cathy's worries after breast cancer treatment caused some unexpected side effects.
Breast cancer didn't surprise Cass, but the side effects and after effects of treatment surely did!
Don't panic until you have to panic is a good approach when you and your husband get cancer diagnoses on the same day.
From being a control freak to accepting that "this was my reality" Crystal found cancer brought many adjustments.
Emerging from the cancer vortex, Terri uses her recurrence to educate and advocate for others on treatment and reconstruction options.
There is nothing glamorous about cancer, but Jillian found a way to look and feel glamorous despite the disease and its treatment.
Chanda was shell shocked when she heard the diagnosis, but felt lucky that the only thing she had to worry about was getting well.
Traci bears the weight of her metastatic breast cancer by baring it all to help others.
With humor and loving support, Charlotte learned she was stronger than she had imagined.
Empathy and caring support make coping a little easier when the diagnosis is cancer.
Sometimes, even the expected is unexpected—the what and the when can be the surprise.
Devastated but determined, Terri turned cancer's limitations into a world of possibilities for herself and others.
Neither professional expertise nor prior experience prepared Catherine for the anxiety of her diagnosis.
Truus, who was used to the dangers of a war zone, found cancer much more traumatic.
A strong support network and years of meditation helped Christina deal with the terror of a second cancer.