Hear Me Roar

Women Share their Personal Stories
There are so many inspiring stories of women who have confronted healthcare challenges—whether as a patient, and advocate, or a caregiver. We give voice to these stories here, including interviews with celebrities and others who have an inspiring message to share.

Putting Our Nation’s Health First

We’ve yet to see a woman become president of the United States, but that doesn’t mean women in the White House haven’t had a profound impact on our society, particularly when it comes to health-related issues. In fact, there’s a rich tradition of U.S. first ladies backing movements and legislation aimed at improving the lives […]

The Power of Perspective, committed to making a difference.

Having noticed a lump in her breast by chance as she was getting dressed one day, she made an appointment to have it checked out

A Labor of Love, finding a cure for breast cancer

Our mother has survived, but we can’t forget the others still in the fight.

Meet Our Friends!

Most survivors will tell you that a cancer diagnosis can impose a sense of isolation. No matter the level of support from family, friends, and faith, the words You have cancer have the power to build a wall between you and the wider world.

Meet Our Friends!

Most survivors will tell you that a cancer diagnosis can impose a sense of isolation. No matter the level of support from family, friends, and faith, the words “You have cancer” have the power to build a wall between you and the wider world. For many, social media can be a powerful tool in dissembling this barrier by breaking down the fear and the anxiety that can result from feeling alone on the journey.

Positive Purpose

When Cindy Barshop’s mother was diagnosed with both lymphoma and a brain tumor in 2005, there was never a question of how Cindy would handle the challenge of caregiving: head on and with a positive attitude. “The way I see it,” she says, “things are black and white. You always have a choice with how you will approach things: you can be positive and make the best of things, or you can be miserable. I choose to be positive.”

The Lesson

By Kathleen Uberuaga Listening to a perfect stranger tell you over the phone that you have cancer is pretty weird: “You have a very early stage of cancer. Why don’t you call your doctor right now?” All I could think was How many times a day does she do this? I asked no questions; I […]

Meet Our Friends!

Most survivors will tell you that a cancer diagnosis can impose a sense of isolation. No matter the level of support from family, friends, and faith, the words You have cancer have the power to build a wall between you and the wider world. For many, social media can be a powerful tool in disassembling […]

Decoding Annie Parker

A cancer survivor’s personal mission to educate others about genetic testing brings her story to the big screen. By Diana Price When Anne Parker was diagnosed with first breast and, later, ovarian cancer, she knew in her heart that, as she says, “there was something more than ‘bad luck’ involved” in her diagnoses. Having lost […]

Turning Pain into Purpose

When I last interviewed Fran Drescher four years ago, she was a woman with a mission: As a cancer survivor who had been misdiagnosed and mistreated for two years before being accurately diagnosed with Stage I uterine cancer, Fran was determined to raise awareness about the value of early diagnosis. And she did. With the […]