Video Stories from Cancer Survivors

Watch cancer survivors share their stories about having cancer and find out how they coped with challenges.

Ed's Prostate Cancer Experience — Common Symptoms

Ed, a prostate cancer survivor, talks about his diagnosis, surgery, and resulting symptoms caused by his surgery, including incontenence and erectile dysfunction. He discusses how he's currently dealing with and working to overcome his symptoms, highlighting exercises he did to prepare for his surgery and its impacts, as well as medications he is trying early in his recovery process that are having a positive impact on his symptoms.


Carolyn's Breast Cancer Experience — Getting Through the Tough Days

Carolyn, a breast cancer survivor, talks about her initial diagnosis and treatment, and difficult decisions she had to make during her treatment process due to unexpected bumps in the road, including testing positive for the breast cancer gene. She discusses the need to keep moving, how to get through the tough days, and the importance of taking things one day at a time.


Carolyn's Breast Cancer Experience — Dry Mouth

Carolyn, a breast cancer survivor, talks about the dry mouth she experienced as a result of her cancer treatments. She notes that rinsing her mouth and sucking on lemon drops to keep her mouth moist and free of a metallic taste was a big help. She also talks about her strategies to reduce her stress, which included keeping herself busy with new hobbies like knitting. Explore the Springboard Beyond Cancer website for more tools and resources to help you manage cancer your way.


Montessa's Experience With Lung Cancer – Journaling

Montessa, a lung cancer survivor, discusses how journaling was a helpful tool during her cancer treatment. She notes that journaling not only helped her emotionally, but it also helped her to keep track of dates and timeframes related to her treatment and surgeries, which aided her conversations with her healthcare team. Explore the Springboard Beyond Cancer website for more tools and resources to help you manage cancer your way.


Kasia: Mindfulness Exercise 1 – Focused Breathing Technique

Kasia, a yoga instructor, walks the viewer through the Focused Breathing Technique, a simple breathing exercise that can help to reduce stress and increase mindfulness. The exercise involves sitting in a chair and practicing focused breathing, away from distractions. Explore the Springboard Beyond Cancer website for more tools and resources to help you manage cancer your way.


Kasia: Mindfulness Exercise 2 – Three-Part Breath

Kasia, a yoga instructor, walks the viewer through a more in-depth breathing exercise called three-part breath, which is more involved than the basic focused breathing technique. The exercise involves lying on your back and practicing various breathing and mindfulness strategies that can help to reduce stress. Explore the Springboard Beyond Cancer website for more tools and resources to help you manage cancer your way.