<< Back To Blog Post
I Hated Being Called A Cancer Survivor, Until I Realized…It’s Not About Me.

Write a Comment

I have read and agree to the terms and conditions in the Posting Rules*


Joey B

I too had no understanding of the word and just the other day I asked what am I and they told me I was a survivor I just didn’t know what to do with that until you just explained it it’s about others I get it now then I am a Survivor. 15 months after Surgery. Thank you for this I now understand

June 25, 2018 New Jersey


It's hard writing with tears streaming down my face...THANK YOU! In the last hour I've read all your BLOG entries, actually starting in the middle with Dear Every Cancer Patient I Ever Took Care Of, I’m Sorry. I Didn’t Get It, then working my way back then forward! I've been blessed with an amazing team too plus an infusion nurse that 'gets it'! Her teal survivor ribbon she wears proves it too! THANK YOU again!!!! Stephanie :)

June 20, 2018 Troy, OH


Thank you so much for your articles. I am amazed at how accurately they reflect every feeling I have. I too, hated the word survivor until I read this article. In fact, I wanted absolutely nothing to do with the word or anything associated with it. Until now, when I just realized, I am one of the people who I so desperately seek out online. I endlessly search for long term cervical cancer survivors stories and find very few. I am a very recent survivor...but I can still offer hope.

June 16, 2018 Ogden, UT


Thank you - your article helped me better connect to these words & from now on I will hope to help someone by calling myself a survivor.

June 15, 2018


Hot topics