People all over Twitter are taking part in viral "how it started vs. how it ended" and "how it started vs. how it's going" challenges with their blessed and inspiring personal success stories, from love to life achievements. If you've missed this trend, Bored Panda has you covered—we've previously collected the best tweets here, herehere, and here.

Cancer survivors took this opportunity to raise a middle finger to cancer and these are the best kind of tweets! They show how they beat the hell out of their cancer and got their lives back. They have been sharing their successful recoveries by juxtaposing before and after photos of themselves to support and inspire those who are still battling for their lives or have this fight ahead of them. They show how this horrible disease didn't get in the way of their dreams and goals, and against all odds, they are here and still kicking!

Scroll down for your dose of wholesome emotions and the ray of hope we all desperately need right now, and don't miss an interview with one of the survivors below!

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Anna McHugh
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1 month ago

WOW! Bloody good on you, man!

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There are over 100 types of cancer that can start anywhere in the human body and spread uncontrollably. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so this wholesome thread is not only bringing hope and motivating others to stay strong, but is raising awareness and education about prevention and early cancer detection, which might save many lives around the world.

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Freloise_Raven
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1 month ago

Beautiful.

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1 month ago

OMG ITS LITERALLY THE FAULT IN OUR STARS IM DEAD

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Cancer death rates have been continuously declining since the early 1990s, but cancer remains one of the leading causes of death globally. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, in 2018, there were 18.1 million new cases and 9.5 million cancer-related deaths worldwide. In 20 years, these numbers are expected to rise significantly with an estimated 29.5 million new cancer cases and 16.4 million cancer-related deaths per year. The American Cancer Society states that cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease, and is expected to take the lives of 606,520 Americans in 2020.

Cancer is a burden on our society and although the mortality rates are higher in low- and middle-income countries, no one is safe from the scary diagnosis. In a perfect world, a magical pill would cure cancer, but in reality, the only way to try and minimize the risk of it is something you've heard many times before. Cancer can be prevented by giving up unhealthy behaviors and lifestyles such as smoking, alcohol consumption, excess body weight, lack of physical activity, excessive exposure to the sun, etc. and getting regular checkups.

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Anna McHugh
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow. Just...wow. That is really reassuring.

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Is she still playing volleyball?

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It's also a great way to connect with people, letting them feel a little bit less alone.

"It’s good to connect with people who have gone through the same thing as you. Or someone who is currently going through the same thing, and they are able to know that they are not alone."

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Anna McHugh
Community Member
1 month ago

She looks fantastic! The pixie cut is so much better!

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Awesome horse lover
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1 month ago

She is BEAUTIFUL

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This cancer survivor took us back to when they were diagnosed with cancer: "I found out I had cancer in a very weird way. I was 18 and in college. All of the doctors were telling me I was pregnant. I knew I wasn’t and I finally went home to a doctor there and they thought I had an ectopic pregnancy. I had some tests done and they found a 13-pound tumor. A week later, I had surgery to remove it and found out it was cancerous. I went through 3 rounds of chemo. They were intense and it was a very long 4 months. I was upbeat and positive through it all."

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Jolee Koop
Community Member
1 month ago

My great grandfather beat stage 3 cancer, and hes still kicking. We often joke he will out live us all

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"It has changed how I view life. I say yes a lot more to things. And always remember that everyone is fighting a battle that you are not aware of. This mindset allows me to never judge anyone and give them the benefit of the doubt."

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Mark Howell
Community Member
1 month ago

Had a good friedwho died from leukemia in ' 71, if it was now he would be here now. ;o(

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Lyra Fortune
Community Member
1 month ago

Keep going strong!

The survivor says they are currently in a great state: "I have had to go through three fertility treatments. My body has changed so much after treatment. There is a saying called 'new normal.' You adjust to your new normal. The main thing physically is that I’ve developed asthma."

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Aragorn II Elessar
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1 month ago

When the top comment has 43 downvotes

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nanashi
Community Member
1 month ago

*whispers to my boobies* I'll buy you the expensive bra that actually fits so please don't kill me

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We asked them what advice would they give to someone who is still battling or has their battle ahead of them, to which they said: "The best advice I’ve received is to take advantage of your good days. You are going to have good days and bad. On the bad days, you will not want to move from your bed. So take advantage of the good, and go out and do something fun! Live life to the fullest."

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Rachel Neye
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1 month ago

Thank God you survived it!

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yes.
Community Member
1 month ago

omg she is so pretty ahhhh!!!!

Cancer death rates have been continuously declining since the early 1990s, but cancer remains one of the leading causes of death globally. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, in 2018, there were 18.1 million new cases and 9.5 million cancer-related deaths worldwide. In 20 years, these numbers are expected to rise significantly with an estimated 29.5 million new cancer cases and 16.4 million cancer-related deaths per year. The American Cancer Society states that cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease, and is expected to take the lives of 606,520 Americans in 2020.

Cancer is a burden on our society and although the mortality rates are higher in low- and middle-income countries, no one is safe from the scary diagnosis. In a perfect world, a magical pill would cure cancer, but in reality, the only way to try and minimize the risk of it is something you've heard many times before. Cancer can be prevented by giving up unhealthy behaviors and lifestyles such as smoking, alcohol consumption, excess body weight, lack of physical activity, excessive exposure to the sun, etc. and getting regular checkups.

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Mark Howell
Community Member
1 month ago

WOW WOOW

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Mark Howell
Community Member
1 month ago

Absolutley amazing luv u both

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Clara Knaub
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1 month ago

Good job! You look so much healthier!

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Debby Hartinger
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1 month ago

Congratulations!

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Little Dino
Community Member
1 month ago

yay! she's so pretty :)

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Alyssa Fry
Community Member
1 month ago

YASS GIRLLLL

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Debby Hartinger
Community Member
1 month ago

You look great! Congratulations. :)

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Janelle Madison
Community Member
1 month ago

Good for you!!!

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Anna McHugh
Community Member
1 month ago

Great lashes!

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Debby Hartinger
Community Member
1 month ago

So happy you're better!

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Jasmine Hall
Community Member
1 month ago

hell yeah

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Jill Ferguson
Community Member
1 month ago

I love the t-shirt. It says soooo much.

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
1 month ago

Love your freckles!

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Louchebert
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, add 50 more... :-)

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Cynthia Humphreys
Community Member
1 month ago

Get ready, beautiful! Your life is going to be wonderful!

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Debby Hartinger
Community Member
1 month ago

Real eyebrows! Yay!

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