While cancer is personal, the cancer experience is not isolated.

The Biden Cancer Initiative launched the #cancerFIERCE campaign to tell the collective cancer narrative through the prism of a broad range of cancer experiences.

#cancerFIERCE is a message of strength, resilience, determination, purpose and hope. It celebrates the FIERCE that we know is in everyone touched by cancer – patients, families, caregivers, healthcare providers, researchers, and many more.

Share your #cancerFIERCE moment

Please send us your photo along with a brief narrative (75 words or less) describing a moment when you’ve turned your cancer fears into #cancerFIERCE or share with us what motivates you to stay #cancerFIERCE against so many odds.

Your Stories

Staying cancer-free

“After my wife Shannon underwent six weeks of chemotherapy and radiation therapy followed by an esophagectomy with colon interposition where her surgeon removed 10cm of esophagus above the tumor and 10cm of stomach below the tumor and replaced that with a section of her large intestine (part of the transverse and descending colon), we learned that it worked – there is no evidence of cancer cells! Now our biggest concerns are her nutrition, her energy and managing her pain, though that has mostly subsided compared to what it was a few weeks ago.”

Mike DiMascio of Austin, TX shares how his family continues to cope with the aftermath of cancer.

Jimmy ‘Taboo’ Gomez Shares His Cancer Story

"I've been through a lot of crazy experiences throughout my career, but nothing prepared me for this war against cancer..."

Jimmy "Taboo" Gomez of the Black Eyed Peas shares his cancer experiences and is on a mission to prevent others from going through what he went through.

Dr. Carol Brown’s Passion Is to Connect Patients to Innovation

"I'm really hopeful about our ability to put together these incredible technological advances...and apply that to making people aware."

Dr. Carol Brown of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center believes that more cancer patients need access to the latest and best advances.