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Sharing Hope

Sometimes, the only people who really understand are those who have had cancer touch their lives

My Other Voice inspired by U-M student’s cancer experience

Just before graduating from the University of Michigan several years ago, Alex Kip was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, threatening to end his career as an actor and playwright. In the course of treatment, Mr. Kip lost his singing voice. After his treatment was completed, Mr. Kip wrote, My Other Voice. The play was inspired by his experiences with lymphoma.

Multiple myeloma survivor finds happiness among family, friends and flowers

Nearly 10 years after her diagnosis, Jacque has had a long array of treatments that include chemotherapy, kidney treatment and two autologous bone marrow transplants. For those transplants, her own stem cells were collected, treated with high-dose chemotherapy and then transplanted back into her body.

Discovery to the Mountaintop

Eric Fearon, M.D., Ph.D., director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center talks about dramatic improvements in cancer treatment and what more is to come as the Cancer Center strives to improve the lives of people facing the disease.

Medical assistant's cancer opens a door

Mimi Schork, a breast cancer survivor, used her diagnosis to move her toward a healthier lifestyle -- and led her to get involved in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Living the best life you can with a chronic illness

Each of us is challenged in some way, be it our health, our work situation, or our interpersonal relationships. Living with any chronic illness takes courage, perseverance, and acceptance. Below are a few principles that may be helpful regardless of the challenge you are facing.

With Age Comes Experience

Gerald Ross was diagnosed with transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract -- also called upper urinary tract cancer, but he didn't let the diagnosis or the treatment get him down. He's always relied on his positive attitude and he remained positive in the face of cancer.

Defending with Discipline

Barbara Hilija Spiessl, a fifth-degree black belt in Taekwon-Do, was diagnosed with subcutaneous panniculitislike T-cell lymphoma, a rare subtype that accounts for less than 1 percent of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas. During her treatment and recovery, Spiessl called upon her Taekwon-Do training to find the strength and resilience to manage the long-term side effects from treatment.

Something to Cheer About

Charles Albrecht was making the most of his active retirement, but a diagnosis of bladder cancer came between him and these good times. After receiving traditional treatment without much success, Charles decided to enter an immunotherapy clinical trial.

Living with Cancer Videos

Messages from cancer survivors to cancer survivors about remaining hopeful, strong and upbeat while dealing with cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Hopeful Quotes

A page of inspirational messages specifically for those who are undergoing treatment for cancer and their caregivers.