#cancerversary photos & videos

10 hours ago

This week, Bianca, our young warrior, celebrated 10 years of survivorship with her friends and family! Bianca’s NCCS case manager, Cindy, was invited to celebrate her “Cancerversary.” Congrats to 10 years of survivorship, Bianca! 🎗💛 . . . #childhoodcancer #cancersurvivor #survivorship #thenccs #survivor #cancerversary #leukemia #leukemiasurvivor #pediatriccancer #celebrate #family #socialwork #stl #stlouis #nonprofit #donate #charity #ChildhoodCancer #CancerSurvivor #Cancerversary

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16 hours ago

#TBT to last year at @wheeltosurvive 2019! So excited this fundraiser is only 4 days away!! I have reached my personal goal, but my team ‘Ovary Act’ is still short of our goal! Please help if you can, any dollar amount will help! https://bethedifferencefoundation.salsalabs.org/wheeltosurvivedallas2020/p/jessicabaxter/index.html(Link in Profile ) • • • #CancerSurvivor #CancerFree #WorldCancerDay #OvarianCancer #14YearsCancerFree #Cancerversary #Survivor #OvarianCancerSurvivor #FightLikeAGirl #WheelToSurvive #NOCC #BeTheDifference #OnePeloton #PelotonCancerSurvivors #Blessed #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #MyJourney #NotTodayCancer

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17 hours ago

Happy belated cancerversary, Kelly! *REPOST* @talkischeapxo T W O ✌🏻 Y E A R S It blows my mind that it has been TWO whole YEARS since I received that phone call that my biopsy tested positive for triple negative breast cancer. I could easily go on about where I was, what I was doing or how I felt - if you really want to know I was laying in a hospital bed for a kidney stone - but I rather not. I’m not going to tell you how scared I was or that I thought I was going to die young. No, instead I’m going to talk about RESILENCE and THRIVING. I did a year of chemotherapy. A double mastectomy. Radiation therapy. Weekly expander fills. An implant swap surgery. Oh and I may have possibly lost 53 pounds in between that time 😜. I’ve attended super bowl 53. Was a keynote speaker on behalf of my hospital #monmouthmedicalcenter . Watched the Foo Fighters as a VIP with @mcuban . Had a TV segment with @robinrobertsgma . Had @nickfoles give me the shirt off his back. Met a #ketoguido @vinnyguadagnino . Also met some influential thrivers @nalieagustin @stephanie_seban . The list could probably continue. Cancer taught me perhaps it’s not my turn to GO, but maybe it’s my turn to LIVE. Cancerversaries mean so much to me. I will forever to look forward to each and every one. 🎊 #cancerversary #thrivingaftercancer #imstillhere #triplenegativebreastcancer

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22 hours ago

Feels a bit like this at the moment. Like I’ve been away for a really long time, yet not; sucked into another dimension to places I’d never thought I’d go, learned a shit load, then sort of spat out roughly where I started. But this time with a whole load less give-a-fucks. I honestly feel like a completely different person. Still a tad bewildered by the whole thing, granted. And 100% more likely to say, “that really doesn’t matter”. . . . . #cancerversary #oneyearon #ihadcancer #cancerybollocks #lookingforward #breastcancer

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Yesterday

Today is a great milestone for #SuperLu0723 . Cancerversary - 4 years cancer free! Next year is remission! Lucien picked @daveandbusters to spend his celebration day with some loved ones! @buttercup61 made this Incredible shirt that he was so excited to wear & @michaelangelos_bakery_winery did an AMAZING job creating the cupcakes that he wanted for his special day! #Retinoblastomawarrior #cancerversary #superheroesdontwearcapestheyfightcancer #gratefulthankfulblessed #kidsgetcancertoo #kidsaregold #gogold #morethan4 #Retinoblastoma #nochildfightsalone #SuperLu23 #SuperRbWarriors #coolkidshaveprostheticeyes

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Yesterday

Happy Birthday to 5x CFC Scholar Sammy Loch! Sammy is currently in her last year of grad school at Western Washington University, studying to become a mental health counselor. She was happy to report that she celebrated 10 years of being cancer-free in October! Congratulations and happy birthday, Sammy! . . . . . #destinedtomakeadifference #cancersurvivor #cancerversary #happybirthday #futurecounselor #gradstudent #mentalhealth

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Yesterday

This is me. My second and last cancer surgery. I told the surgeon “pictures or it didn’t happen”. Losing my thyroid and gallbladder has made me a wreck, suicidal, unable to get out of bed for days on end. It’s also made me realize how strong I really am, how absolutely lucky and deeply grateful I am for my family and friends. Cancer was the worst and best thing that ever happened to me. At five years I no longer feel betrayed by my body. We’ve finally become friends. It’s true that you see everything in a new way. The bullshit falls away and you can’t remember why it was ever important. Life after cancer is work. It’s listening to your body so carefully and being your own advocate every day. If you aren’t feeling this way yet, don’t let go. You will 💜

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Yesterday

Last Sunday I quietly celebrated 5 YEARS since my stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis (aka my cancerversary ). I did it the only way I knew how, by relaxing with my fella in nature. I didn’t post much because it was sort of a mixed pot of emotions: I felt (and feel ) such immense pride and joy, but also grief and disbelief and the ever-present fear of the future. I don’t have it all figured out but I know that making the best of it is the route I want to take. So I’m kind of this emoji: 🤷‍♀️ (also shout out to my friend @guinners who I ran into in Mendo! ) #cancerversary #breastcancer #youngbreastcancersurvivor

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Yesterday

Today is a special day. On 19 February 2018, I sat in my gynecologist’s office shaking with dreadful bone churning anticipation until he told me that, yes, the biopsy showed that I had breast cancer. I had three questions for him. Am I going to die? Is it curable? And what are we going to do about my eggs? He answered with a no, yes, and lemme give you the contact details of this really great (and, as it turned out, cute ) professor. That same evening, I met my (now beloved ) oncologist (are there oncologists that are not loved by cancer survivors? ). I knew that evening that I would lose my hair and my right breast. I don’t think I cried at all that day. Not because I was in shock or anything, but because I knew that what was important at that moment was to get my shit together, breeze through all of the procedures and tests as quickly as I could and start chemo ASAP. In the weeks that followed, I stood in front of my mirror, staring intensely into my own eyes as tears welled up in them. I knew that soon I’d be bald and, by the end of the year, I’d have a mastectomy scar across my chest. It was a hard pill to swallow, but I rammed it down my throat and never looked back. As anyone can imagine, it has not been a garden of roses, but I managed to traverse the abyss relatively unscathed. I didn’t die. I didn’t suffer as much as other people did. And let’s face it, worse things have happened to better people. In the end (at least for the time being ), I defeated the beast. And while I definitely don’t recommend this as a standard character building exercise, provided that I never get cancer agairn, I don’t regret it. The experience enriched me and made me a better person. I know I can handle pretty much anything because, hey, been there, done that. Cheers 🥂 . . . 📸: @photolienepetersone 💄: @aijah2o . . . . . #cancerversary #fucksilvio #bringitonbitch #Highlander #unstoppable #breastcancer #breastcancersurvivor #her2 #her2positive #mastectomy #unilateralmastectomy #radiation #radiationscar #cancerdusein #krūtsvēzis #ракгруди #cancersurvivor #fucksilvio #CliniquedelaPortedeSakntCloud #AmericanHospitalofParis

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Yesterday

Diagnosed with cancer 4 years ago today.. . . . . . #cancerversary #survivor #alwayshope #nevergiveup #keepfighting

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Yesterday

Congratulations on 2 years #breastcancerfree @kel__s__e__y__lee ! We hope that you have many more healthy years, and we hope that her #WordsofWisdom help you all today.❤️🎉 . . . A note to my past self on riding out a stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis at 27 and being 2 years free of it: ⁣ ⁣ It is OK to be soft with yourself. You do not need to seem brave or bright or white knuckle your way through this trauma. ⁣ ⁣ Your diagnosis, your treatment, this new normal of yours—it is not easy news with simple answers. ⁣ ⁣ You have permission to feel it all. Welcome every emotion and experience inside the halls of your heart—the joy, the grief, the fear—they are your teachers. ⁣ ⁣ Though it may feel you are floating fast out to an unknown sea, look for those who hold the line. Find your anchors and hang on. Keep your eye on the shoreline and remember you will not always be here, in the middle of such chaos. ⁣ ⁣ Waves do not last forever, and what you will find when this storm is over is an altered life full of such sharp focus and new beauty you will hardly want to go back. . . . #cancerfree #ihadcancer #breastcancersurvivor #breastcancer #trysofter #cancerawareness #breastcancerawareness #cancersurvivor #IHCFam #IHCcommunity #cancerversary #2yearscancerfree #WednesdayWisdom

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Yesterday

Today is my cancerversary it’s been exactly 11 years today since my first operation out of five after being diagnosed with colon cancer with liver metastasis. 💗 Outlook, attitude and emotional stability are all related to so many things. There were days I cried, days I laughed, days I wanted to talk about it and days I didn't. There were times I avoided people, and times I wanted to be around people, times I hated and times I loved. There can be a lot of pressure for patients and survivors to keep up the "fight" to have a happy face and to respond and act how others think they should. 💗 No one should have pressure to handle cancer in any specific way. We are all different people and what seems like "handling it well" to one may be detrimental to another. If someone you love is going through cancer, please, allow them to be where they are. Let them process what they are feeling without the pressure of doing it well. If you are dealing with cancer, give yourself permission to be where you are. 💗 Our experiences shape us and give us perspective that can only come from ‘going through it’, for better or worse you are a survivor. You have a strength that is far greater and far deeper than you realise. 💞 I don’t know why I survived it but I do know that I have something precious to share with the world. . . . . . . #londonnutritionist #cancersurvivors #healthandnutrition #cancerversary #coloncancer #coloncancersurvivor #bowelcanceruk #nevertooyoung #bekindtooneanother #positiveoutlook #berealwithyourself #mindandbody #mindbodybalance #mindbodytherapy #anxietyisreal

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2 days ago

Since the weekend, I’m sick from stomach virus & we took babygirl to ER yesterday cause she vomited 18 times, we both have fevers... I managed some energy to post this TODAY, as it my own #specialmilestone , according to #breastcancer support group, to celebrate my 1st #Cancerversary to me!! (Yup, there is such a thing, I had to look it up, LoL!! ) Can’t believe it’s one year already!! Been one tough ride!! 💕🎂🎈🎗 #BreastCancerAwareness #CyberChell 🐚

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2 days ago

FIVE YEARS! I am grateful to have made it to the five year mark from being diagnosed. I am cancer free and in remission according to my doctors, but for me I look at being in the clear 5 years from my last herceptin treatment (for being Her2 + ) which will be in February of 2021. It is important for me to celebrate this milestone (of 5 years from being diagnosed ) though because there have been a lot of peaks and valleys over the past 5 years and I want to recognize the challenges, the successes, the failures, the beautiful moments, the risks taken as these have gotten me to today and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Check out the POST on LIVANDLET.com. Link in the bio. . . . #fiveyears #breastcancersurvivor #breastcancerawareness #milestones #cancerversary #support #breastcancerawareness #survivorship #livandlet #giv

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2 days ago

17 years cancer free. that was yesterday. unfortunately, making a post was the last thing on my mind as i was in the worst gi flare i’ve had in a while + a terrible pain day. all side effects of the drugs that saved me. each year us bittersweet. its a year away from being sick with cancer. but its another year where the late effects of chemo take another thing from me. by the time i’m 60, there’s about a 60% chance i’ll either be dead or have at least one terminal illness. my likelihood of getting breast cancer is 1 in 3. let alone all the other cancers i have increased likelihood for. people think once your hair grows back you’re cured, but that’s where the fight really begins. #morethan4 #childhoodcancersurvivor #gogold #cancerversary

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2 days ago

I’ll drink (coffee ) to this! Good morning and Happy Cancerversary to me! Sending prayers for strength and peace to those fighting and for those lost. ❤️ . . . #fuckcancer #cancerversary #survivor #thyca #thycawarrior #thyroidcancersurvivor #determination

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3 days ago

We head to @disneyland exactly 8 months from today. My #cancerversary is 2 months from today. I’m officially a #hotmess of anxiety feeling all of the feelings. #disney #cancersurvivor #inmyfeelings

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3 days ago

Wheel to survive is 6 days away and I am $145 short of my fundraiser goal. Please considering donating to my fundraiser to support a great cause for ovarian cancer. Any dollar amount will help! https://bethedifferencefoundation.salsalabs.org/wheeltosurvivedallas2020/p/jessicabaxter/index.html(Link in Profile ) • • • #CancerSurvivor #CancerFree #WorldCancerDay #OvarianCancer #14YearsCancerFree #Cancerversary #Survivor #OvarianCancerSurvivor #FightLikeAGirl #WheelToSurvive #NOCC #BeTheDifference #OnePeloton #PelotonCancerSurvivors #Blessed #GodIsGoodAllTheTime #MyJourney #NotTodayCancer

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3 days ago

Happy cancerversary to me! 3 years since I first went to the Dr about an ominous lump in my boob... I didn’t actually get my diagnosis until the end of March, but I count this as three years since cancer first entered my life. I will also make a mental note of the dates when I had my first mammogram, my diagnosis, first chemo, last chemo, all clear and end of treatment. 7 cancerversaries throughout the year to mark off, but this is the first of the year. How do I feel? Fucked if I know! Happy, sad, NUMB, all of the above. Am I weird for keeping track of them all? Maybe. How am I going to mark it? I don’t know. Maybe not at all. I’m still here. Still standing. What dates stand out for you guys??? And how do you mark them? I wrote a little blog post about it all... linkin bio #cancerversary #cancersurvivor #breastcancer #breastcancersurvivor #lifeaftercancer #fuckcancer #cancersucks #youngadultcancer #tnbc #triplenegativebreastcancer #ned

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4 days ago

Two years ago today I was diagnosed with a high grade cancer, known as serous ovarian cancer, stage 3C. It was a diagnosis that shocked us all and it brought my entire world to a screeching halt. Although I had a good prognosis and every professional involved in my treatment at @mdandersoncancercenter , reassured me that this disease was treatable and ultimately I would be fine, it didn’t make my walk across the fire to get to the finish line any easier. Nothing about having cancer was easy, but what made it tolerable was the grace of God. He certainly carried me through some of my darkest hours and He surrounded me with an army of prayer warriors. I was blessed with a village of friends and family that were consistently relentless in standing by me, especially when I was at my very worst. My husband, my sister and countless other dear family & friends, near and far, who selflessly put their own lives and daily routines on hold to take care of me and my family. They drove me to radiation & chemotherapy appointments, sat with me for hours during infusions, tests, and procedures. They took care of my girls as their own, they bought groceries and cooked meals, they cried with me and for me, they visited me, held my hand and loved me hard. But the most important and meaningful thing they did for me was pray — they prayed that my husband would find peace and strength to endure the storm. They prayed that my girls would not be frightened, watching their mother become sicker and weaker. They prayed that my body could tolerate the treatment and that my spirit would not crumble under fear and doubt. They prayed that our home would feel the hand of our Heavenly Father, in a way that filled us all with a quiet calm, that can only come from above because it surpasses all understanding. Sometimes in life, bad things are going to happen, but there is always hope. And sometimes God needs to use us as tools for others to see Him do His good work; to foster and strengthen love between friends and even strangers; to encourage us and teach us what it means to serve one another. I am in my second year of remission. I am completely healthy and I am grateful, beyond measure.

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4 days ago

Love this quote by Chris Wark…⠀ ⠀ Can you imagine you are 26 years young and being diagnosed with colon cancer? This is what happened to Chris. And he has an amazing story of healing naturally. What a big storm to walk through. He definitely knows what it means to have that determination!⠀ ⠀ Do you have determination, Friends...?⠀ ⠀ Sometimes those storms come and we have to choose to get up and fight back. ⠀ ⠀ Is there someone that’s going through a storm and needs this determination? Tag them below and send them some love. 💚⠀ ⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ I highly recommend checking out @chrisbeatcancer . He’s a great resource if you are looking to heal naturally. These healing processes are not only applicable for cancer, but other health issues you may be experiencing. ⠀ ⠀ Quote found in his book: Chris Beat Cancer, A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally. @chrisbeatcancer

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4 days ago

Today is my 8 year cancerversary. Sometimes it seems like hundreds of years ago, sometimes it feels like yesterday. Sometimes I think about it and feel like that period really wasn’t so bad. It just sounds bad. And sometimes I think about it and think it was the most terrible thing I’ve ever experienced. Sometimes I think about that time and want to cry because there were so many little blessings stuck in there that made it all possible to deal with. And sometimes I think about it and don’t know how the hell I got through it. But I did. With help, I got through it and today, we celebrate. ❤️ #cancerversary #cancersucks #nothyroidstillrunning

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4 days ago

Attended a “fermented food seminar” this morning, a lecture on why and how fermented food is good for your stomach, and the most easiest way to have it. Learnt new information and recipes, brain need to be fed too! 今日は発酵セミナーに参加して、発酵食品がなぜ腸活に良いのか、どうしたら簡単に取り入れられるかを学んできました。勉強になった! 今年はまじで便秘を治そうと、色々研究中。

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5 days ago

Today marks 3 years since I got both my thryoid and it's cancer removed. I hated this scar for several months. Hated the questions about it. Now, I wouldn't say I love it but I welcome questions. I have read so many stories in the last 3 years of other people's experiences with cancer and specifically thyroid cancer. I am so lucky. Something felt off. I went to a few doctors just trying to be heard and I finally was. My cancer was caught on a fluke and caught very early. I didn't have to have radiation which I'm incredibly thankful for. Please always advocate for yourself and your health. Only you know how you feel ❤️ 💙 💜 🦋 . . . #ThyCa #thyroidcancer #survivor #cancerversary

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5 days ago

Three years, 85 staples, and a lot of doctors appointments later, I’m grateful to still be cancer free! #cancerversary

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5 days ago

I haven’t been practicing pull-ups, but I’ve been working my lats in the gym. Almost 5, by the end of the year I’ll get back to 10. The stretch goal is 12. . I celebrate the effort and pull-ups because they aren’t easy. I want to encourage the females out there that you can do it. For my 5 year cancer anniversary this is one of my ways to tell cancer doesn’t win! I’ve had 4 surgeries, part of my pec muscle removed, 33 rounds of radiation, but I never give up. I’m a fighter. Tell me I can’t do something and I’ll show you I can, as long as it’s doctor approved. Lol . It won’t happen overnight but practice and condition those muscles and you’ll get 1 then 2 then 3 and then how many ever else you want. #pullups #pullup #latmuscles #lats #shoulders #backmuscleworkouts #girlswholift #strongerthancancer #cancerwontslowmedown #icancervive #strongisthenewsexy #aroo #spartanstrong #spartanchick #bootcamp #workoutsforwomen #workingoutisfun #healthybody #fitspiration #bekindtoyourbody #noexcuses #cancerslayer #cancerversary

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5 days ago

Valentine’s day is nice but today February 15th is my day to celebrate! I am so thankful and grateful to call today my 7th cancerversary! Seven years and counting CANCER FREE!!!! #cancerfree #cancerversary #7yearscancerfree #thankful #fcancer #survivor

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5 days ago

Shoutout to my man for giving Valentines Day a new meaning for me!! I love you ❤️ #7yearsurvivor #cancerversary

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5 days ago

1 year cancer free!! Thank you Jesus 🙏🏾 #breastcancersurvivor #survivingcancer #cancerversary 💞

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5 days ago

• O n e Y e a r O n • A year ago I sat and heard those life altering words, “you have cancer”. I remember feeling calm, I didn’t cry (unusual for me 🤪 ), I switched quickly into practical mode and felt ready to face it. Little did I know how bad it really was and the horrors that lay ahead. A year on and the little fucker is still in my body and still messing with my entire existence. 👍🏼 There is so much to say about this year but above all I want to say this... cancer is the club that nobody wants to be in but the club where I have met THE most amazing big hearted beautiful people... I’ve heard people say that the worst shit happens to the best people and I honestly feel like that is true... all of you have been rays of light and inspiration this year. I have also been absolutely blown away by the love and kindness that I’ve been shown by my family and friends. What a team. It might seem bit unlucky having to get my pelvic organs, bumhole and vagina cut out but actually one thing I feel lucky about is to have gained a perspective that you only truly get when you get a disease you might not get better from and you have to face your own mortality. The realisation that none of this surface stuff matters. What matters is how you spend your days and who you spend them with and the love that you share with the people around you. At the end of your life nobody is going to remember you for having a nice set of abs, designer shoes or a lovely hair style. Nobody will care if you shat into a bag or through your bottom. They will remember what sort of person you were, how you made them feel and the good times you shared together. 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍 Today I raise a glass to being alive and to the doctors, nurses, surgeons, oncologists, radiographers and researchers that have worked so hard to keep me that way! There are no words enough to express how grateful I am. I also raise a glass to my friend Claire. I think about you every day and whenever I feel sad about what’s ahead it gives me strength and courage to remember that, however destructive this next stage will be, it’s a chance you never got to take but so deserved. Love and miss you @clairmilla 🤍 #cancerversary #oneyearon

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5 days ago

Y’all, guess what today is!!?! It’s my 8 year cancer-versary!! Valentine’s Day 8 years ago I spent prepping for a colonoscopy that I absolutely never expected talking about publicly, except that a stage IV colorectal cancer diagnosis at 26 years old changed that for me. It feels like an entirely different life but I can remember it like yesterday. I can feel all of the emotions of that day exactly the same as that day. I was mortified. I in no way wanted anything to do with a colonoscopy. My saving grace was that they put me under so I was asleep through it. When they took me into the room my doctor told me to roll onto my left side and I could feel my heart pounding and the tears rolling down my face. I remember her saying, “give her more medicine, she’s getting anxious.” And then I woke up, feeling relieved that it was over, to my husband and doctor walking over to me and my doctor saying, “I don’t have good news. It looks like cancer.” I felt like it couldn’t be real. Even after pathology came back and my CT scan showed spots on my liver, I kept thinking there was a mistake somehow. When they were taking me back for surgery they asked me why I was there and I said, “my doctor said I have colon cancer.” After seeing survival rates, my goal at the time was to hit 5 years. And I’m at 8! I can’t believe it. Cancer has been the biggest emotional roller coaster ever. I was scared, I was mad that this stupid disease could take me away from my family, I was excited when I’d heard good news, frustrated when I had setbacks, heartbroken every time I lost one of my friends to this disease. I have learned so much about life and about myself through this journey and I’m grateful for the perspective it gave me. I’m notorious for saying, “it’s not that serious.” I’m grateful for every day and I try to love my life on purpose. #cancer #cancersurvivor #coloncancer #colorectalcancer #cancerversary #8yearsbaby #survivor #liveyourlifeonpurpose #lovelife #grateful #blessed

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5 days ago

On this day 7 years ago, I first heard the words “you have cancer”. Those words led to a lot of uphills battles and even having to hear those words for a second time, but cancer brought so much into my life too. On this day every year, I can’t help but look back at how far I’ve come and the incredible people I’ve met along the way. At the end of the day cancer sucked, but I’m so thankful for everything and everyone it gave me 💕🎗 #cancerversary #hodgkinslymphoma

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Jan 2019

...since I was diagnosed with cancer, and I'm still here, still in treatment, still living, still not giving up. Onwards!

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3 weeks ago

Today is my 🎉CANCER FREE ANNIVERSARY!!!!!🎉 . . 4 YEARS CANCER FREE💪🏽 . . 💕Four years ago today I had bilateral mastectomy for stage 3 breast cancer. Today I’m cancer free & full of gratitude. I honestly feel the best I’ve EVER felt. I’ll never forget all the love and support my family and I received when I was fighting cancer. It takes a village and I love my community. #bellinghome . . #grateful #cancerfree #hope #strength #findacure #earlydetectionsaveslives #getscreened #bellingham #teambrashear #fcancer #breastcancerawareness #survivor #blackgirlmagic #breastcancersurvivor #faith #strongisthenewbeautiful #momof5 #cancerversary #gratitude #itsagoodlife #fightlikeagirl #happytobecancerfree #seattlecancercarealliance #ittakesavillage #ilovemypeople #worldcancerday #Imafighter #findacure #warrior

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1 weeks ago

It's been five fucking years. 😔 #cancerversary #fuckcancer

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6 days ago

Celebrating a very special day with a very special little girlie 💕👼🏻🎗 #cancerversary #kisscancergoodbye

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Jul 2019

2 years ago, I was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma (breast cancer. ) time freakin flies!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, be an advocate for yourself! cancer does not discriminate. I was told “23-year-olds don’t get cancer,” and clearly that’s not the case. I’m thankful to still be here! happy 2 year #cancerversary to me! lol - @lindseymcavey . Follow us @PLANETDISCOVERY ❤️

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Aug 2019

Well, here we are, my TWO YEAR cancerversary. Two whole years ago I heard those words, “I’m sorry you have cancer.” Two years ago seems so long ago and just like yesterday all at the same time. That day I thought I was given a death sentence and to many that is exactly what a cancer diagnosis is. But for me, I realized it’s been more of a life sentence. It opened my eyes to live life with no regrets. Cancer has taught me to never take one single thing for granted, to enjoy the little things, celebrate even the small victories, and don’t sweat the small stuff. Cancer is not easy or fun, but I’m forever thankful for the friendships I’ve built and for the support system I’ve gained. I still can’t express my gratitude for all the kind things done for me and my family over these 2 years, I appreciate each and every one of you! 💕 #breastcancer #survivor #tatatocancer #cancerversary #breastcancerawareness #cancersucks #fightlikeagirl #cancersurvivor #ihadcancer #wearesurvivors

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Nov 2019

3 YEARS CANCER FREE TODAY!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 #cancerversary 🎗 // It’s been a roller coaster 3 years of body aches, looming anxiety, and medical bills bills bills y’all, but hey - no pain, no gain right??🎢🤑 Tell the politicians and insurance companies to fix our medical system and I’ll be just fine.🇺🇸Until then, no, I do not want Raising Cane’s Chicken for lunch everyday. 🐔&& YES, earth shattering sickness can happen to ANYONE no matter how healthy you think you are (unless CRISPR can be cheap & regulated enough to save us all 🧬 ). At this point all you can do is try your best and pray for the rest! 🙏🏼 // #anotherdaylived #cancerawareness #healthcaresystem #wordsforthought #crispr #bestthenrest

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5 days ago

Y’all, guess what today is!!?! It’s my 8 year cancer-versary!! Valentine’s Day 8 years ago I spent prepping for a colonoscopy that I absolutely never expected talking about publicly, except that a stage IV colorectal cancer diagnosis at 26 years old changed that for me. It feels like an entirely different life but I can remember it like yesterday. I can feel all of the emotions of that day exactly the same as that day. I was mortified. I in no way wanted anything to do with a colonoscopy. My saving grace was that they put me under so I was asleep through it. When they took me into the room my doctor told me to roll onto my left side and I could feel my heart pounding and the tears rolling down my face. I remember her saying, “give her more medicine, she’s getting anxious.” And then I woke up, feeling relieved that it was over, to my husband and doctor walking over to me and my doctor saying, “I don’t have good news. It looks like cancer.” I felt like it couldn’t be real. Even after pathology came back and my CT scan showed spots on my liver, I kept thinking there was a mistake somehow. When they were taking me back for surgery they asked me why I was there and I said, “my doctor said I have colon cancer.” After seeing survival rates, my goal at the time was to hit 5 years. And I’m at 8! I can’t believe it. Cancer has been the biggest emotional roller coaster ever. I was scared, I was mad that this stupid disease could take me away from my family, I was excited when I’d heard good news, frustrated when I had setbacks, heartbroken every time I lost one of my friends to this disease. I have learned so much about life and about myself through this journey and I’m grateful for the perspective it gave me. I’m notorious for saying, “it’s not that serious.” I’m grateful for every day and I try to love my life on purpose. #cancer #cancersurvivor #coloncancer #colorectalcancer #cancerversary #8yearsbaby #survivor #liveyourlifeonpurpose #lovelife #grateful #blessed

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Aug 2019

Cheers to being 8 years cancer free. For those who didn’t know well now you know 🙃 #cancerversary #leukemiasurvivor #beatcancerlikeaboss

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