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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Jennifer A.

Jennifer's Story

GRYT is dropping out a semester of college and being hospitalized throughout college, and STILL graduating on-time. Because cancer can't hold me back.

Liza M.

Liza's Story

GRYT is being diagnosed with old lady cancer at 21 (a month after your birthday), after watching your dad, grandma and nana die from this very illness.

Nicole B.

Nicole's Story

GRYT is making the most of every moment I have as I now realize what a gift each day truly is.


What I've learned by being an Oncology Social Worker

I'm an oncology social worker and normally when people hear that they just back up and say "Woah" I enjoy that moment because I am able to say what I'd like to say to you tonight and that's...

John S.

John, Let's Fight Cancer Together

Our cameraman gets in front of the camera to share his cancer experience.


Robin's Story

Robin takes the stage so her daughter can nap.


Jaden's Story

Cancer isn't fair.

Raelea W.

Raelea's Story

GRYT is sharing your story when you can because you never want to forget the path it took to becoming the strong woman you are today.

Sarah D.

Sarah's Story

GRYT is living every day knowing you shouldn’t be alive.

Sophie D.

Fought Like a Girl and Won

GRYT is appreciating everyday being cancer free and never forgetting the journey I have and will continue to be on.

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