Cancer survivor stories from the American Cancer Society.
Published on: November 25, 2019
It’s been more than 7 years since Ward was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, a type of cancer that starts in the lining of the chest. The main risk factor is breathing in asbestos, often in workplaces such as mines. But Ward spent her career as a nurse working in hospitals and doctors’ offices.
Published on: September 7, 2018
Back when lung cancer survivor Wendy Ryals still had a house and a job, she dreamed of someday saving enough money to help the homeless. But then she became homeless herself.