Thank you for sharing your story with the American Cancer Society. Stories like yours give hope to people across the country and around the world whose lives have been touched by cancer.

While we wish we could reach out personally to everyone who has written to us, the number of submissions we receive makes that impossible. We do read every story submitted here, though. If we decide we’d like to feature you and your story, one of our staff will contact you for more information and to ask if you’d like to participate in Stories of Hope, where we regularly publish the stories of people living with cancer at all stages of the disease.

These stories are also often featured in various American Cancer Society emails, newsletters, and American Cancer Society social media sites including Facebook and Twitter.

If you have a question about cancer or need help, please call us at 1-800-227-2345 (or 1-866-228-4327 for TTY). Specialists are here to answer your calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also contact us via live chat Monday-Friday, 8-6:30pm CST.