Once treatment is over, cancer survivors cope with their new life in different ways. While some prefer to put their experiences behind them, others choose to draw on them, and get involved with cancer-related activities or causes. There is a wide range of ways to help others, whether it's taking someone to a doctor's appointment, or deciding to start a Web site. Below are some inspiring stories of survivors who took what they went through with cancer and turned it into something positive. Each individual found a purpose in sharing their experience and giving back to others. Perhaps their stories will inspire you and offer hope that there is truly life after cancer.
The stories on this page were first featured in the book Cancer Adventures, by Marlys Johnson (Copyright © 2008 by Marlys Johnson). Both the stories and the photographs are owned by the author and survivors and are used with permission.
For more on getting involved, go to Facing Forward: Making a Difference in Cancer.