Few things in life are more difficult to beat than cancer, but as you can see from this inspiring before-and-after list compiled by Bored Panda, if there's one thing tougher than cancer, it's these guys.

All of the cancer survivors in the pictures below have suffered from and triumphed against, one of the leading causes of death in the world. Some of them were only children when they first received their diagnosis, while others were already adults. Some were only given months to live before starting their cancer treatments, and others had a 90% chance of dying even after a course of chemotherapy. But whether they were battling ovarian cancer, brain tumors, Burkitt leukemia, or Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer, these brave cancer patients never gave up Reminding us all of the tremendous power of the human spirit. Now scroll down below and check their amazing recoveries and well-deserved happy endings!

#1

4 Fights Against Cancer. 4 Surgeries, 55 Chemotherapies, 28 Radiation Treatments, And I Survived

4 Fights Against Cancer. 4 Surgeries, 55 Chemotherapies, 28 Radiation Treatments, And I Survived

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Mina Molnar
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2 years ago

You can be so proud of yourself!

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#2

First And Last Day Of 1st Grade - She Kicked Cancers Ass

First And Last Day Of 1st Grade - She Kicked Cancers Ass

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coffee zombie
Community Member
2 years ago

My heart just melted

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#3

1 Year Later. F*ck Cancer

1 Year Later. F*ck Cancer

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PyroarRanger
Community Member
2 years ago

Strong and handsome again!

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#4

F*ck Cancer - I Won

F*ck Cancer - I Won

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Lara B.
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the smile on her face <3

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#5

Today, I Am Officially 10 Years Cancer Free! Here Is A Before And After Photo To Show How Far I've Come. Kicking Cancer's Ass 10 Years And Counting

Today, I Am Officially 10 Years Cancer Free! Here Is A Before And After Photo To Show How Far I've Come. Kicking Cancer's Ass 10 Years And Counting

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Lara B.
Community Member
2 years ago

Just awesome!

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#6

Sophia Kicked Cancer In The Butt 3 Years Ago And She's Still Healthy

Sophia Kicked Cancer In The Butt 3 Years Ago And She's Still Healthy

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coffee zombie
Community Member
2 years ago

So sad to see kids going through chemo they barely understand what's going. The after pic is so cute tho

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#7

Missing The Hair, Not The Brain Tumor. Here's To One Week Cancer-Free!

Missing The Hair, Not The Brain Tumor. Here's To One Week Cancer-Free!

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nanashi
Community Member
2 years ago

wishing you well on a lifetime of good health!

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#8

In 1999 I Was Diagnosed With Stage 4b Burkitts Leukemia. I Had A 90% Chance Of Dying, So We (My Parents And I) Opted To Try An Experimental Chemotherapy Regiment. It Worked! Today I'm 14 Years Cancer Free

In 1999 I Was Diagnosed With Stage 4b Burkitts Leukemia. I Had A 90% Chance Of Dying, So We (My Parents And I) Opted To Try An Experimental Chemotherapy Regiment. It Worked! Today I'm 14 Years Cancer Free

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Andrew Keane
Community Member
2 years ago

In this case I wonder is that experimental treatment considered common place now, or some thing that was made to disappear.

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#9

3-Year-Old Rylie, 6-Year-Old Rheann, And 4-Year-Old Ainsley Recreated Their Viral Photo 3 Years Later. All The Girls Are Now Cancer Free

3-Year-Old Rylie, 6-Year-Old Rheann, And 4-Year-Old Ainsley Recreated Their Viral Photo 3 Years Later. All The Girls Are Now Cancer Free

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Bina Acharya
Community Member
2 years ago

beautiful souls :)

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#10

Exactly One Year Ago To The Day... Stage IV Rhabdomyosarcoma Cancer Survivor. 19 Years Old. Was Given Three Months To Live, 14 Months Later I Am Clear Of Cancer

Exactly One Year Ago To The Day... Stage IV Rhabdomyosarcoma Cancer Survivor. 19 Years Old. Was Given Three Months To Live, 14 Months Later I Am Clear Of Cancer

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Etienne Pisano
Community Member
2 years ago

Long long happy Life!!!

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#11

14 Rounds Of Chemo, 30 Radiations And 4 Surgeries. My Little Boy Is Cancer Free And Doing Well. Pic From His Last Surgery And Now

14 Rounds Of Chemo, 30 Radiations And 4 Surgeries. My Little Boy Is Cancer Free And Doing Well. Pic From His Last Surgery And Now

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Bina Acharya
Community Member
2 years ago

awww... such a cute kid and also the strong :)

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#12

Same Date, Same Place, 2 Years Later. Everyday Is A Blessing And I'm Consistently Grateful

Same Date, Same Place, 2 Years Later. Everyday Is A Blessing And I'm Consistently Grateful

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Leah Nicholson
Community Member
2 years ago

You are so pretty!!!

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#13

16 Years Ago I Left Hospital For Good, Never Thought I'd See The Day But With My Courage And Strength I Made It

16 Years Ago I Left Hospital For Good, Never Thought I'd See The Day But With My Courage And Strength I Made It

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
2 years ago

Sorry but may I ask about the left foot? Is it because of cancer? The after pic looks so good though! I hope you continuously enjoy life :)

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#14

What A Difference A Few Months Makes

What A Difference A Few Months Makes

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Elizabott
Community Member
2 years ago

You rock those glasses like no other human could

#15

I'll Never Forget Who I Was, Where I Have Come From, All The Hard Work, The Painful, Yet Enlightening Growth Process In Becoming The Woman I Am Today. 2 Years Cancer Free

I'll Never Forget Who I Was, Where I Have Come From, All The Hard Work, The Painful, Yet Enlightening Growth Process In Becoming The Woman I Am Today. 2 Years Cancer Free

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TheRubyFalcon
Community Member
2 years ago

I am amazed by the after pic. Beautiful, and about 100 times more coordinated and athletic than me.

#16

1 Year Post Chemo. This Time Last Year I Had Completed My 6th & Final Cycle Of Chemo

1 Year Post Chemo. This Time Last Year I Had Completed My 6th & Final Cycle Of Chemo

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
2 years ago

You're beautiful :)

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#17

Same Smile 2 Years Apart, One During Chemo And The Other On Our Wedding Day! Happy To Be Cancerfree For 2 Years Now, 3 More To Go!

Same Smile 2 Years Apart, One During Chemo And The Other On Our Wedding Day! Happy To Be Cancerfree For 2 Years Now, 3 More To Go!

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
2 years ago

Never let cancer make you forget how to smile. This is just so happy :)

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#18

Me In Late 2013 When I Was Battling Cancer And Me Currently

Me In Late 2013 When I Was Battling Cancer And Me Currently

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It's All About Luna
Community Member
2 years ago

Ooh, meow! You look gooooood!

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#19

Cancer Didn't Win In 2001 So Now We Glowing In 2017

Cancer Didn't Win In 2001 So Now We Glowing In 2017

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Susan Forbes
Community Member
2 years ago

Glowing is the word all right! You look terrific!

#20

Then And Now! Survived Cancer And Highschool

Then And Now! Survived Cancer And Highschool

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
2 years ago

Congratulations! Way to go! :)

#21

One Year Ago I Had No Choice But To Shave Off My Hair Because It Was Falling Out Because Of Chemotherapy. But Here I Am 8 Months Post Chemo With Crazy Chemo Curls

One Year Ago I Had No Choice But To Shave Off My Hair Because It Was Falling Out Because Of Chemotherapy. But Here I Am 8 Months Post Chemo With Crazy Chemo Curls

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
2 years ago

And you look good with the curls! :)

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#22

Blessed To Be Celebrating 8 Years Cancer Free!

Blessed To Be Celebrating 8 Years Cancer Free!

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Magpie
Community Member
2 years ago

So happy for you. you look great

#23

Eyelashes & Eyebrows Are Fully Back And The Hair Is Almost An Inch!

Eyelashes & Eyebrows Are Fully Back And The Hair Is Almost An Inch!

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Shane Chang
Community Member
2 years ago

you look fantastic with short hair!

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#24

3 Years Cancer Free

3 Years Cancer Free

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Lara B.
Community Member
2 years ago

This picture makes me soooo happy!

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#25

Recently Broke The 2-Year Milestone. Ovarian Cancer Can Happen To Young People Too. Lack Of Awareness Nearly Screwed Me Over, I Was Very Lucky

Recently Broke The 2-Year Milestone. Ovarian Cancer Can Happen To Young People Too. Lack Of Awareness Nearly Screwed Me Over, I Was Very Lucky

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#26

My Son Ryan Is Cancer Free For 3 Months

My Son Ryan Is Cancer Free For 3 Months

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Andrew Keane
Community Member
2 years ago

Long may that continue

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#27

5 Years Cancer Free!!! Very Long Journey

5 Years Cancer Free!!! Very Long Journey

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Leah Nicholson
Community Member
2 years ago

You are totally drop dead gorgeous!

#28

Wow!!! I've Come A Long Way Baby! That Bald Picture Was Taken In December 2016 And Look At Me Now

Wow!!! I've Come A Long Way Baby! That Bald Picture Was Taken In December 2016 And Look At Me Now

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coffee zombie
Community Member
2 years ago

She's rocking the bald look too.

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#29

An Update On My Beard. 10 Months Cancer Free!

An Update On My Beard. 10 Months Cancer Free!

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice!

#30

My Daughter Is A Survivor

My Daughter Is A Survivor

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Crystal LaBrie
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm so glad she's ok. 😓

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