Living With Cancer

Cancer stories can be empowering and hopeful to those who are living with cancer. When a cancer diagnosis has touched your life, turning to living with cancer stories can be a helpful strategy for focusing on a positive, healthful future.

Catherine Madera; photo by Brandon Hill

The Journal of a Sister Lost to Cancer Bolstered Her Faith

Her late sister had made her peace with the Lord. Could she?

Kathy and Lori; Photo credit: Lori Sciame

How This Long-Lost Book Brought Divine Comfort

Inscribed with a cherished handwritten message, the book brought peace and strengthened a friendship.

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An illustration of a woman sleeping in her bed; Illustration By GÉRARD DUBOIS

How a Series of Mysterious Dreams Saved Her Life

In these intense dreams, a shadowy specter relayed messages that prompted her to take action.

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Actor William Gargan

Guideposts Classics: William Gargan on the Blessings of Acceptance

In this story from May 1963, actor William Gargan, who amassed over 100 film credits over 30 years, shares how a cancer diagnosis ended his career but gave him a new purpose.

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An artst's render of a heavenly hammock

A Cancer Patient Places Herself in His Comforting Hands

She received a sign of God’s protection right after waking up from another surgery.

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Avery Sontheimer; photo courtesy Avery Sontheimer

Pawsitive Change: Teen Raises Money for Animal Shelters

Avery Sontheimer would love to have her own shelter. But for now, despite battling cancer, she’s dedicated to helping hundreds of rescues—one gift card at a time.

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Sharon Mangas; photo by Mary Ann Carter

She Struggled to Share News of Her Cancer Diagnosis

Would opening up about her breast cancer on Facebook bring new prayer partners and other support?

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Egli and her daughter, Natalia, in autumn 2019

Her Daughter's Courage in Facing Cancer Bolstered Her Faith

This mother was inspired by her child’s insistence on living life to the fullest, despite multiple cancer diagnoses.

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Egli Colón Stephens (right) and daughter Natalia Harris

A Daughter and Mother on Staying Positive Through Cancer

Supermodel Natalia Harris shares how she relies on faith, good nutrition and the support of her mom to get her through her diagnosis. 

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Jeannie Hughes with her husband, Roger; photo by Scott Goldsmith

She Was Inspired by Her Husband's Positivity While Dealing with Cancer

Her husband’s diagnosis didn’t challenge his faith. Why did it shake hers?

Judy sits on the banks of the Farmington River

First Anger, then Acceptance, and Finally—Gratitude

After 25 years as a medical missionary, she was now the one in need of some loving care.

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Mark and new Weimaraner Hazel on the bench he made

A Cancer Survivor Creates an Oasis in the Woods

He built a bench and made a special spot to inspire others going through tough times. 

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Mark Speckhart

This Cancer Survivor Built a Bench in the Woods to Inspire Others

After surviving Stage 3 cancer, Mark Speckhart built a bench in a forest that offers respite and comfort to those who come upon it.

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Robin Roberts and Amber on the set of 'Good Morning America'.

A Visit to 'Good Morning America' Was Her Sister's Dream

After her sister died of cancer, Amber Jones met her sister's inspiration, Robin Roberts

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Author Sarah Arthur

4 Things Madeleine L'Engle Taught This Author About Cancer

Sarah Arthur found comfort in the author's words as she went through cancer treatment. 

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Author Sarah Arthur

Author Sarah Arthur on How Madeleine L'Engle Inspired Her

In our exclusive video, author Sarah Arthur shares how she found strength in Madeleine L’Engle’s work following a harrowing breast cancer diagnosis.

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