Survivorship Center: Survivor Stories

Every survivor has a story. Watch these videos of cancer survivors discussing their treatment experiences, challenges, and triumphs.

2014 Survivorship Celebration Opening Remarks

MSK leadership welcome survivors to the annual celebration. Physician-in-Chief José Baselga announces our new Cancer Survivorship Center.

Runtime: 10:00 minutes Published: 09/11/2014 - 2:30 PM
2014 Survivorship Celebration Survivor Speakers Shawn Tesser, Denise Bing, and Richard Park

Breast cancer survivor Shawn Tesser, ovarian cancer survivor Denise Bing, and thyroid cancer survivor Richard Park share their stories at the 2014 Survivorship Celebration. They are introduced with a few words from Mary McCabe, Director of our Cancer Survivorship Initiative and master of ceremonies for the event.

Runtime: 20:00 minutes Published: 09/11/2014 - 2:20 PM
My Survivor Story: Susan Moser, Germ Cell Tumor Survivor

Lawyer and cancer activist Susan Moser describes her journey toward accepting herself as a cancer survivor.

Runtime: 11:00 minutes Published: 07/02/2013 - 12:38 PM
My Survivor Story: Mark Popadick, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Survivor

A survivor of multiple cancers, Mark Popadick says he came to terms with his experience by helping a friend through cancer treatment.

Runtime: 11:00 minutes Published: 07/02/2013 - 11:52 AM
2012 Survivorship Celebration at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Physician-in-Chief Robert E. Wittes of Memorial Sloan Kettering offers introductory remarks at the 2012 Survivors Celebration.

Runtime: 07:00 minutes Published: 08/20/2012 - 10:40 AM
My Survivor Story: Laura Liberman, Physician and Lymphoma Survivor

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiologist Laura Liberman describes her own strategies for living as a lymphoma survivor.

Runtime: 09:00 minutes Published: 08/20/2012 - 9:47 AM
My Survivor Story: Harrie Bakst, Head and Neck Cancer Survivor

Sports entertainment executive and philanthropist Harrie Bakst shares his story about surviving a rare type of head and neck cancer.

Runtime: 06:00 minutes Published: 08/20/2012 - 8:52 AM
My Survivor Story: Joe Torre, Prostate Cancer Survivor

Baseball legend Joe Torre talks about surviving prostate cancer after his diagnosis and treatment.

Runtime: 05:00 minutes Published: 06/22/2011 - 1:32 PM
My Survivor Story: Tony Corrao, Pediatric Sarcoma Survivor

Tony Correo, a childhood cancer survivor, talks about the value of sharing his own experiences with others who are battling cancer.

Runtime: 09:00 minutes Published: 06/22/2011 - 1:29 PM
My Survivor Story: Jennifer Rogers, Lymphoma Survivor

Award-winning journalist and mother Jennifer Rogers shares the joy and pain of surviving her battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Runtime: 06:00 minutes Published: 06/22/2011 - 1:23 PM
My Survivor Story: Duane Bailey-Castro

Duane Bailey-Castro describes his own personal journey as a survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Runtime: 8:00 minutes Published: 06/16/2010 - 12:00 AM
My Survivor Story: Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb, co-anchor of The Today Show and a breast cancer survivor, shares advice for other cancer survivors.

Runtime: 23:00 minutes Published: 06/16/2010 - 12:00 AM
My Survivor Story: Samantha Eisenstein Watson

Ewing’s sarcoma survivor Samantha Eisenstein Watson learns what it means to be someone with cancer and someone without cancer.

Runtime: 8:00 minutes Published: 06/16/2010 - 12:00 AM
My Survivor Story: Bob Kosinski

Brain cancer survivor Bob Kosinski discusses the difficulty of adjusting to permanent visual impairment caused by his tumor.

Runtime: 5:00 minutes Published: 06/10/2008 - 12:00 AM
My Survivor Story: Brian Wickman

Cancer survivor Brian Wickman says that as long as he’s alive, he will consider himself a cancer survivor.

Runtime: 7:00 minutes Published: 06/10/2008 - 12:00 AM
My Survivor Story: Cathy Bueti

Cathy Bueti shares highlights from her memoir, Breastless in the City: A Young Woman’s Story of Love, Loss, and Breast Cancer.

Runtime: 25:00 minutes Published: 06/10/2008 - 12:00 AM
My Survivor Story: Karen Greene

Karen Greene talks about keeping a positive attitude after extensive treatment for stage four bladder cancer.

Runtime: 4:00 minutes Published: 06/10/2008 - 12:00 AM
My Survivor Story: Linda Freedman

Linda Horowitz Freedman says the strength of her family was vital to getting through her husband’s diagnosis and treatment for lung cancer.

Runtime: 10:00 minutes Published: 06/10/2008 - 12:00 AM
My Survivor Story: Nicholas DuBrul

For Ewing sarcoma survivor Nicholas Du Brul, his five-year-old girl is one of many miracles he experienced after his cancer treatment.

Runtime: 4:00 minutes Published: 06/10/2008 - 12:00 AM