Survivor Stories

Survivor Stories

As a cancer patient, survivor, or caregiver, you have a unique and important story to tell. Your story will provide hope and meaning to others in our cancer community across Nevada. By sharing your story, you serve as both a source of inspiration and a reminder to other survivors that they are not alone.

Profiles of Courage: Debbie Anderson's Breast Cancer Survivor Story My name is Debbie Anderson, some may know me as an employee of…
By Christine Thompson, NCC Cancer Prevention Programs Manager There’s a lot to be said for following your gut instinct, especially when it comes…
It was the worst of circumstances. A not-quite 28-year-old woman - newly relocated, unemployed, and uninsured - feels a small lump on her left…
Ashley L. doesn’t consider herself to be a survivor. “I just shoved it away and disassociated from the entire experience,” she says of the…
My name is Sharon Nagel. I am a survivor of two different cancers. Sharon Nagel I was diagnosed with the first cancer in 1979 when I was 23…
I thought of cancer as a dark cloud over me, so I was determined to find the silver lining in it. I wanted to believe something beneficial could…
It was a regular morning in April 2016.  I woke up and was getting ready for the day when my hand unexplainably went to my left breast.  I…
If you saw Natalie around town you would never know she is being treated for stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, yet her cancer journey has been such…
THE MOMENT “Did you have a good practice”, I said to my son as he opened the door of our Big, (lots of kids equals gargantuan car) Yukon to get…
According to FORCE (Facing Hereditary Cancer EMPOWERED), a cancer previvor is someone who carries a hereditary mutation, has a family history,…