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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Christian B.

Christian Shares His Story

I didn't know anyone that had cancer.

Nichole O.

Tell Your Story, Nichole



It's definitely been a journey, I had no idea what this cancer world was until I was part of it, and I just want to help anyone that has to go through this.

Patrick M.

Patrick's Story

GRYT is learning to walk again at age 33.


Jorge's Cancer Story

Jorge pulls his strength through his new cancer community to talks about the difficulty of his cancer journey.


Karen's Story

GRYT is recognizing that caregivers are survivors too!!

Alexandra K.

Alexandra's Story

GRYT is discovering that the back of my head is not flat #nohairdontcare!


Dee Fighter / Thriver

This event is called Tell Your Story but this is Our Story. GRYT Health, Stupid Cancer and Gina. Our magical flying unicorn.

Andoni S.

Andoni's Story

“I’m thinking about Andoni Schultz, from Los Altos, California, who’s fought brain cancer since he was three.” said President Obama in 2009

Katie S.

I’m Much More Than My Conditions

It is important to be your own advocate. If you are not comfortable with your doctors, then you need to get a second opinion, even a third and fourth until you are happy with your decision. I decided that it would be best for me to take time off work, and move in with family. I chose to live with my sister who lived in Louisiana.

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