Video Stories from Cancer Survivors

Watch cancer survivors share their stories about having cancer and find out how they coped with challenges.

Creating Action Decks on Springboard Beyond Cancer

Springboard Beyond Cancer is here to give you the information and tools you need to take control and manage your health. Taking control includes taking action, which is why Springboard offers Action Decks. This video tutorial provides an overview of the website, and shows you how to create, save, and send an Action Deck. It walks you through selecting a pre-made action deck or creating your own deck from scratch based on the topics most relevant and interesting to you. Visit the Action Deck page to create your own or choose from our pre-made decks.


Angie's Breast Cancer Experience – Fatigue

Angie, a breast cancer survivor, talks about her cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well as her fatigue symptoms during chemotherapy and radiation. By walking between treatments and playing tennis, Angie was able to boost her energy levels and battle fatigue. Angie recommends finding a physical activity you enjoy and pursuing it in a modified way until you're able to return to a fully active lifestyle. Visit the Fatigue page for more information.


Carolyn's Breast Cancer Experience — Dry Mouth

Carolyn, a breast cancer survivor, talks about the dry mouth she experienced as a result of her cancer treatments. She notes that rinsing her mouth and sucking on lemon drops to keep her mouth moist and free of a metallic taste was a big help. She also talks about her strategies to reduce her stress, which included keeping herself busy with new hobbies like knitting. Explore the Springboard Beyond Cancer website for more tools and resources to help you manage cancer your way.


Carolyn's Breast Cancer Experience — Getting Through the Tough Days

Carolyn, a breast cancer survivor, talks about her initial diagnosis and treatment, and difficult decisions she had to make during her treatment process due to unexpected bumps in the road, including testing positive for the breast cancer gene. She discusses the need to keep moving, how to get through the tough days, and the importance of taking things one day at a time.


Ed's Prostate Cancer Experience — Common Symptoms

Ed, a prostate cancer survivor, talks about his diagnosis, surgery, and resulting symptoms caused by his surgery, including incontinence and erectile dysfunction. He discusses how he's currently dealing with and working to overcome his symptoms, highlighting exercises he did to prepare for his surgery and its impacts, as well as medications he is trying early in his recovery process that are having a positive impact on his symptoms.


Jamie's Melanoma Experience

Jamie, a Melanoma survivor, talks about her initial diagnosis and treatment process, which was unique due to Melanoma's resistance to chemotherapy. She discusses the fear, anxiety, and stress of having cancer while also raising a baby boy, and her decision to blog about her experience, not only to share her experience, but to create a legacy for her young son. Explore the Springboard Beyond Cancer website for more tools and resources to help you manage cancer your way.