The Story Project
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:
"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."
"My focus has changed, I take every day as it comes, and feel more connected to others, especially my family and close friends. I try to 'stay cool' and look for the positive every day."
"The power of positive thinking and living each day to the fullest is how I live my life now. I'm not going to waste any days, I'll tell you that right now."
“At the end of the day, Mass General as a whole really stepped up. Every floor, every healthcare worker, whether it be clinical or non-clinical, took on a new role and did it so well."
“I think why my feelings have changed in a positive way is because I’ve been calling many of the same patients for the last nine or so weeks. I am building some kind of relationship with them.”
“I know when [Dr. Jordan] talks about others who have gone through this, he knows we are all different. He treats me as an individual, as if I’m the first person to ever have a brain tumor."
Robbie Hutchison and John Hartley
"With both of us having cancer, there comes a deeper relationship. It’s different. It’s not ideal, but it’s all good in a way…in ways you’d never expect."
I’ve learned that life is too short and there’s so much we can offer one another.
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:
Bile duct cancer: Geri Keegan
Colorectal cancer: Lauren Hindman
Esophageal cancer: Bob O'Mara
Staff: Natasha Barthe | Amy Corvelyn, MSW | Trudi Fondren | Maggie Joyce, RN | Dennis Lynch | Nicole Laurino, RN | Laura Melancon | Kerri Molloy | Mac Moore | Cat Neville | Esther O'Dette, RN | Bob O'Mara