Approximately 38% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Here are our stories.
Newest Yearbook Profile
Tenured Breast Cancer Student (MBC)
”Ive been starting a kind of campaign. I call it, "For Your Information." Ive been posting pictures of my treatments, my medicines, my scars, and anything else I think people should see. I don't want this to be shameful or mystical. I wanted people to see my ugly medical bra, my drains, my pile of medication, and how things have gone. Its been really demystifying, and people have really responded. I always enjoyed being on stage, performing, and getting attention. Ive been able to make this an attention-getting experience, that also has educated, at least a little bit. It feels wonderful, and Im really hoping anyone else living through this who might not be as obnoxious a show off as I am gets some of that wonderful feeling too.”
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n. a person enrolled in Cancer College Courses and learning all they can.
synonym: Kick Butt Badass, Patient
n. a person who schooled cancer on LIFE.
synonym: Magnificent Badass, Survivor
Major: Breast Cancer
Major: Gynecological Cancer
Major: Blood & Bone Cancer
Major: GI Cancers
Major: Rare Cancers (Unicorn Cancers)
Major: Childhood Cancer (The Gifted Program)
n. a person who is learning on a new level.
synonym: Angel, Guardian
Advanced Placement (AP) Students
n. a person who chose to take a cancer course early to skip school later.
synonym: Bold Badass, Previvor
"I wish people knew more about hereditary
gene mutations, especially if there is a history of cancer in the family. Knowledge is
"I can imagine some people thought it was taking it too far- removing my breasts but I know my mom, aunts and grandmother who had breast cancer were so proud of me. Now that my 3 children understand what I did they are grateful. My husband Gerrod was and still is my biggest supporter!"
"Repurposing fear. Taking the situation, and turning into something beautiful. Something of impact. I decided to share my journey on IG, because when I first started this process, I found women online who had been through what I was about to go through, and having their support made all the difference for me in this experience. And I wanted to do the same for others. Taking the fears and anxieties of this experience, and repurposing those things to help and demystify the process for other women."
"I beat cancer before it got the chance to beat me."
n. a person who makes your cancer course load a little LIGHTER.
synonym: Co-Survivor, Caregiver, Supporter