Cancer is a disease that can strike our families without warning. The statistics are alarming and suggest that we are all potential candidates for cancer, though many of us prefer to deny or ignore this fact. Doctors and medical researchers have yet to find a cure for cancer. However, there are now hopes of surviving this disease with a timely diagnosis.

Share your experience of how you survived, or are surviving cancer, or how you are helping someone survive the disease. Others will find inspiration to fight and overcome their fears of cancer.

Feel free to write your experiences the way you wish. You can use your own ideas, or use the questions below as a guide. In the event you use a question, you should only answer that question. You may also answer several questions in separate entries and allow us to choose the best one for the book. Whatever your preference, only a maximum of 2,000 characters will be published.

Click on the question you wish to answer:

When did you first suspect that you might have cancer?
When and how did you find out that you or someone close to you had cancer?
What was the first thing that crossed your mind when you found out?
What have you done to fight the disease?
What has been the most positive experience in fighting the disease?
What have you learned from fighting the disease?
What has been the most difficult part of your treatment?
Who helped you view life with optimism and move on?
What would you recommend to people who are also fighting cancer?
What message would you like to give those who do not know about cancer?
In what ways to you think cancer can be prevented?
How did you live before your cancer diagnosis, and how do you plan on living now?
Why is cancer something sad for you to talk about?
Why have you decided to discontinue your treatment?
What has been your experience as a doctor or nurse in caring for a patient with cancer?
In your opinion, what are the biggest myths about cancer?
How have you changed your diet? Which diet helps prevent cancer?
How has living with cancer affected your self-esteem?
What is one thing you feel that people do not know about cancer?
What do you feel has saved your life and has allowed you to tell your story now?
I want to tell my story my way.

Your story or anecdote will be published under a pseudonym or your real name followed by your age, city, state or province, and country in parentheses. Example: Beatrice Campbell (age 52, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA). It is your choice to use your name or not. However, for administrative purposes, you will need to give contact information. This information is kept confidential. This information will not be published or shared with anyone under any circumstance, unless you instruct us otherwise in writing. See Participation Requirements for more information.

100 Plus TRUE STORIES: Cancer is a book that will be published under the Cambridge BrickHouse Books (CBH Books) label. This book will form part of the 100 Plus TRUE STORIES series. The objective of this series is to collect and share life experiences so that readers may identify with and/or learn from them.

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