The Official Website of National Cancer Survivors Day


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

My Acronym for “Cancer” Got Me Through It

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
[NCSD guest blog post by Richard Fabozzi] After the initial shock of being diagnosed with throat cancer, I began to focus on developing some qualities I felt would get me through my cancer journey. I realized sometime later that six of those qualities comprised an acronym for the word &ldqu  Read More

Say Yes to Life

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
[NCSD guest blog post by Ilse Anderson] We all face daunting challenges at some point in our lives. Whether the crisis involves health, career, or relationships, the initial reaction is always fear. I’m not talking about being scared, which is a natural response to the unknown. Being   Read More

Here’s What We Love in the 2018 NCSD Merchandise Catalog

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
National Cancer Survivors Day®, the day set aside to recognize all those who are living with a history of cancer, is Sunday, June 3. And we know you’re already busy planning an incredible Celebration of Life for the cancer survivors in your community. You can make sure that every  Read More

“There is life after cancer, and, for me, it is joy in every moment.”

Thursday, March 01, 2018
[A Q&A with ESPN reporter and cancer fighter Holly Rowe] As a Sports Emmy nominee, Holly Rowe has worked at ESPN since 1998 and is the network’s most popular college football sideline reporter. But that’s not all, if you watch college or professional basketball or softball o  Read More

Cancer. What a Blessing!

Thursday, February 15, 2018
[NCSD guest blog post by Glenn Brooks] With a title like that, certainly you want to read a little further. If only just to figure out what is the deal with this guy? Please, let me explain… In September 2011, I was diagnosed with stage IV head and ne  Read More

After Cancer – Learning I Have a Voice

Thursday, February 08, 2018
[NCSD guest blog post by Brittany Anne Avin] We usually don’t realize how much we take for granted having a voice until we get sick with a cold. We lose our voice for a few days and grasp how frustrating it is to be unable to connect and communicate with o  Read More

The Search for National Cancer Survivors Day 2018 Keynote Speakers Has Begun, and We Need Your Recommendations

Thursday, October 05, 2017
The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation is putting together a roster of compelling keynote speakers for National Cancer Survivors Day® celebrations and other cancer-related events throughout the year. The online NCSD Speakers Bureau Roster will be offered free to cancer-related organiza  Read More