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Humans of Cancer

Once you've been touched by cancer, people often say, "let me put you in touch with my friend who's been there." Browse our collection of stories to discover the kind of honesty and relatability you typically only find when talking to cancer friends.

Things No One Tells You

What to Do When You Get Breast Cancer in Your 20s: The Playbook I Never Expected to Need

by June Sanregret

Caregiver Confidential

On Coping With a Sibling's Advanced Cancer, and Clearing Regrets After Loss

by Steven Szalay

Things No One Tells You

4 Things No One Tells You About Prostate Cancer That I Learned While Going Through It

by Henry Daisley

Caregiver Confidential

As His Wife's Caregiver, A Doctor Discovered How the Healthcare System Fails Cancer Patients

by Benjamin Bier, M.D.

Real Talk

How One Woman Broke All the “Rules” of Cancer: “Everyone Deals With It Differently”

by Erin Hazelton

Real Talk

Deciding To Become a Mother When You Have an Incurable Cancer

by Adiba Barney

Real Talk

The No-Guilt Guide to Second Opinions, Setting Boundaries, and Asking For What You Need

by Elizabeth S. Bennett

Real Talk

Navigating Dating, Body Image, and Single Motherhood After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

by Keyana Williams

Caregiver Confidential

How to Support a Loved One With Cancer When You Live Far Away

by Garima Chawla

Real Talk

Why a Therapist Says Cancer Helped Heal His Relationships — Including the One With Himself

by Nicholas Junes

Things No One Tells You

5 Things No One Tells You About Losing Your Hair During Cancer Treatment

by Liya Shuster-Bier

Real Talk

What It’s Really Like To Have Cancer in the Time of COVID-19

by Liya Shuster-Bier