"I'm emboldened by the idea that cancer may cease to be a death sentence in my lifetime."
Sterling K. Brown, actor, TWO-TIME EMMY AWARD WINNER THIS IS US, BLACK PANTHER
"There's no cure for multiple myeloma. I'll be living with cancer for the rest of my life."
Donna, Living with Multiple Myeloma
"All I knew about cancer was death, and I didn't want to hear it."
AJ, Stage 4 Lung Cancer Survivor
"Physically, I'm cancer-free, but mentally, I'll never be the same."
Justin, Men's Health Advocate and Cancer Survivor
A person who has been diagnosed with cancer may be
twice as likely
to experience mental health issues compared to a person without the disease.
"In order for me to be healthy, I knew I needed to share my story."
Amy, Advocate and Breast Cancer Survivor
"Where I'm from, there's still a lot of shame around cancer."
Bin, Advocate and Cancer Survivor
"People assume that when treatment is over, you're fine. Survivors know a different story."
Sara, LCSW-R, Senior Director of Programs, Cancer Support Community
"Cancer has played a role in every decision I've made."
Jamie, Diagnosed with Breast Cancer at Age 27
1 in 4
cancer survivors report a decreased quality of life due to physical problems.
"The thought of recurrence is always with me. I'm always waiting for that other shoe to drop."
Ryan, Childhood Cancer Survivor
Survivorship Today: What It's Like to Live with Cancer
An initiative by Bristol-Myers Squibb, Survivorship Today aims to share stories of people across the country who have been affected by cancer and advance our collective understanding of what it’s like to live with the disease today. We’re working with those featured to call attention to their personal triumphs and challenges, because with greater understanding, we can inspire more action and better support.