The Story Project

The Cancer Center’s Story Project is an effort to capture stories from our community of patients, friends, family, clinicians, and staff who have been affected by cancer in some way.
    Robbie Hutchison and John Hartley.
    Robbie Hutchison and John Hartley.
    Robbie Hutchison and John Hartley.

    Everyone has a story to tell.

    The Story Project is our effort to capture the stories from the people in our Mass General Cancer Center community: patients, friends, family, clinicians, and staff who have been affected by cancer in some way. Our hope is that people will benefit from sharing their stories and from reading other’s stories. View our newest stories:

    Read Alexa's story

    Alexa Morell

    Diagnosed with young-onset colorectal cancer at 29 years old, Alexa shares her journey navigating motherhood, cancer treatment, and advocating for others.

    Read Kelley's story

    Kelley Jones

    As a non-smoker with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer, stage 1 lung cancer was never on Kelley's radar. Following her diagnosis, she realized that helping others gave her purpose.

    Read Erin's story

    Erin Morrissey

    Months after college graduation, Mass General employee Erin Morrissey was diagnosed with a rare form of adrenal cancer. Erin shares more about working and living with cancer as a young adult.

    Read Melissa's story

    Melissa Dupuis

    When new mother Melissa Dupuis was diagnosed with breast cancer, she turned to Mass General Cancer Center where she received the latest treatments, including proton therapy, to treat her cancer.

    Read Lindsay's story

    Lindsay Strauss

    Pregnant with her first child, Lindsay Strauss was diagnosed with a brain tumor and treated with proton therapy at Mass General Cancer Center.

    Read Lauren's story.

    Lauren Hindman

    "There is a lot of uncertainty. I was 35 when I was diagnosed…that was the toughest part - figuring out how do I make my life still happen while dealing with this diagnosis."

    I’ve learned that life is too short and there’s so much we can offer one another.

    Iris Martinez

    Read Iris's story

    View More Stories

    Thank you to all of our patients, families and staff who have shared their stories with us. Our hope is that these stories provide insight into a person’s cancer experience, while also offering inspiration and support to others.

    Browse all Story Project stories:

    Adrenal cancer: Erin Morrissey

    Bile duct cancer: Geri Keegan

    Bone cancer: Trudi Fondren | Anthony & Nina Schifone

    Bone marrow transplant: Robbie Hutchison & John Hartley | Laura Melancon

    Breast cancer: Dianne Austin | William & Kathy BlakeAnne Bunn | Lauren Corduck & Bob Cooperstein | Melissa DupuisRobbie Hutchison & John Hartley | Allison John | Stefanie London & Jonathan Reich | Michelle Wong

    Colorectal cancer: Lauren Hindman | Alexa Morell

    Esophageal cancer: Bob O'Mara

    Lung cancer: Kelley Jones | Linnea Olson | Allison & Rich Orpen | Jay PetriJerry Remy | Anthony & Nina Schifone

    Lymphoma: Eve BarkinLaura Melancon

    Melanoma: Linda & John Grosslein | Elana Schwam

    Multiple myeloma: Robbie Hutchison & John Hartley | Bill McKay | Robert McLean | Jean Moore

    Neuro-oncology: George Conti | Maryann Fitzgerald & Dr. Justin Jordan | Anthony & Nina Schifone | Nikki Schindler & family | Lindsay Strauss | Kent Taylor | Jordan Weil

    Ovarian cancer: Lauren Corduck & Bob CoopersteinDiana Masood & family | Iris Martinez | Kimberly Zukerberg

    Prostate cancer: William & Kathy Blake | Walter Richard Ristow

    Psychiatric oncology: Amy Corvelyn, MSW  | Stefanie London & Jonathan Reich

    Staff: Natasha Barthe | Amy Corvelyn, MSW | Trudi Fondren | Maggie Joyce, RNDennis Lynch | Nicole Laurino, RNLaura Melancon | Kerri Molloy | Mac Moore | Cat Neville | Esther O'Dette, RNBob O'Mara

    More stories: Karen Coveney | Kathryn Goettsch | William Santoro


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