Once you have found your voice and identified what you need, you must verbalize those needs to start to use it.

What that means is different for each person. Maybe, for you, it means speaking up at your next oncology appointment about a symptom you were embarrassed to discuss. Maybe it means pushing back when you feel invalidated or unheard.

While doctors may know about your cancer, you are the expert of your own experience. By sharing your story, you are providing a valuable resource to others in a similar situation. We accept written and video submissions for our blog and Tell Your Story Program.

Your experience during and after treatment is also extremely valuable in the formation of new treatments. Consider lending your voice to patient experience research like The GRYT Project. Not only will you have the opportunity to be heard, but you will be helping to improve quality of life and health outcomes for others.

Discover resources here to navigate what it means to use your voice and how by doing so, you can make a difference for yourself and others.

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K. Desai

COVID-19: Welcome to my World

COVID-19: Welcome to my world. I have been preparing for your experiment with my own. When the experiment initiated, people began to ask questions that they never knew they would need to ask: "When will it be over?" "Who will I be when it dissipates? Who will you be?" "Will we be able to coexist anymore?"


Always Forge Ahead with a Purpose

Learn about Dan Dry Dock Shockley and four words he has kept in mind during his recovery and survivorship of his attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (AFAP) diagnosis.


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How Can You Help When a Family Member is Diagnosed?

When we talk about cancer in families, the focus understandably tends to fall on the affected patient. As anyone who has dealt with this situation understands though, this kind of diagnosis is very difficult for the rest of the family as well.


Marcy M.

The Good Cancer

I am Marcy from Buffalo, NY. I'm about to be 30, and 6 months ago, during this coronavirus pandemic I started a new journey called thyroid cancer.


K. Desai

How to Go on a Date

I could start my day with a cold shower to try to rub off the internal sound piercing through my hot, unstable body: Covid, Cancer, Covid, Cancer, Covid, Cancer, Covid, Cancer, Cancer.


Liz H.

Choosing to Use Your Voice

Liz shares her experience of her bladder cancer diagnosis, deciding to not be silent about her cancer, and her drive to become a bladder cancer advocate. "You don’t have to reach the masses with your experience, you just have to reach one person."


Christian B.

Christian moves to Director of Digital Strategy role

Christian writes how he is thankful to have had GRYT in his life during his own cancer diagnosis and treatment time... and how he will be helping even more people find and use this invaluable resource.


Farah G.

Farah's Story

GRYT is choosing to see only the blessings in the midst of chaos.


David R.

David Reed's Story

I am thankful for every day and I enjoy my life to the full. I no longer look to a job or my physical strength to define who I am or to give me confidence. I’m still here for my family, in a different way. In a better way.


Casey H.

Casey's Story Matters

Get your tissues ready for this heartfelt, raw story by Casey.


 
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