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Breast Cancer Warrior for National Cancer Survivors

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
[NCSD Guest Blog Post by Diana Raab, PhD] Finding out about my breast cancer diagnosis at the age of forty-seven was absolutely devastating news. It was 2001, just months before the World Trade Centers tumbled to the ground, and everything was going extremely well in my life. I had a strong   Read More

5 Steps for Organizing a National Cancer Survivors Day® Event in Your City

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, unforgettable Celebration of Life for anyone who has been touched by cancer. Now in its 32nd year, NCSD is one of the largest cancer survivor events in the world. Held annually on the first Sunday in June, National Cancer Survivors Day®   Read More

My 5 Lessons Learned from Surviving To Thriving

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
[NCSD Guest Blog Post by Paige Davis] I’ve been a curious soul seeker my entire life. My breast cancer diagnosis was less my crisis point, and more a landing pad of experiences that invited me to tap into my toolkit of meditation, and other mind-body practices that were integral to my   Read More

Laughing My Way through Cancer

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
[NCSD guest blog post by Brenda Elsagher] I was drinking and driving on my way to the CAT scan in 1995. People sometimes go a little crazy when diagnosed with cancer; they spend a lot of money, or drink excessively, or sometimes eat a lot of chocolate. I was acting crazy too. After I was tol  Read More

Today, We Celebrate Life After Cancer. Today Is National Cancer Survivors Day.

Sunday, June 03, 2018
Today – June 3, 2018 – marks the 31st annual National Cancer Survivors Day®. Welcome to the celebration! Tens of thousands of people in hundreds of communities across the globe are joining you in celebrating life after cancer. Today, on National Cancer Survivors Day® 2018, we  Read More

Navigating the Legal Maze of Cancer

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
[NCSD guest blog post by Joanna Morales] There are more than 15 million cancer survivors in the United States. As cancer treatments improve, there is increased attention to the field of cancer survivorship. What do survivors need? How can we support them? A 2005 report by the Institute  Read More

National Cancer Survivors Day Is More Than a Party

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Yes, National Cancer Survivors Day® is a celebration! A worldwide Celebration of Life held on the first Sunday in June. But it is so much more than just a party. National Cancer Survivors Day® is the one day each year that communities across the globe come together to recognize the  Read More

Lessons Learned from Being a Young Adult Cancer Survivor

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
[NCSD guest blog post by Heather Hall] Cancer changed my life in a way that is difficult to put into words. Diagnosed at 21 with bone cancer, I underwent aggressive chemo and surgery that replaced part of my femur and tibia with titanium. When I walked out of the hospital 13 mont  Read More

Changing “I” to “We” After Being Diagnosed with the Big “C”

Friday, May 18, 2018
[NCSD guest blog post by Fabianna Marie] Cancer can make you feel very alone. It is your mind and body fighting against cancer: an epic, internal battle. You deal with exhaustion and side effects of treatment, but you don’t want to be a burden, so you suffer in silence. In 13 years of   Read More

Help get the word out – National Cancer Survivors Day 2018 is Sunday, June 3!

Thursday, May 17, 2018
The day we’ve been waiting for is almost here! On Sunday, June 3, 2018, people across the U.S. and abroad will gather in their local communities to commemorate the 31st National Cancer Survivors Day®. National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, worldwide Celebration of Life h  Read More