Cancer Survivorship Speaker

Cancer Survivorship Speaker Doug Dvorak

For the last fifteen years, cancer survivor Doug Dvorak has been at the forefront of health, humor & motivational speaking. He is an award winning professional cancer survivorship speaker and author who is entertaining, warm, and gifted. His many national and international accolades bear testament to his high demand as a leading opening speaker and Emcee. From corporate to small intimate groups, his messages are personal and deeply felt. His own story of cancer survivorship, like each individual touched by cancer, is unique and has shaped his life.

Doug’s Cancer Survivorship Story

In 1998, Doug Dvorak had not yet discovered the path fortune and fate was to set out for him as a breakout inspirational speaker. Instead he found out he had cancer.


He was already developing skills and lessons which would help later mark him as he is known today, a major force, international star, and award winning motivational speaker. In 1998, he had not yet discovered his gift of helping others with inspiration and clarity and wonderful communication. Cancer came in the door first.


Even in 1998, Doug had a powerful legacy of personal courage, optimism, honor, resolve, and toughness. He did not need extra homework in emotional strength nor extra coping skills; but then that is the problem with cancer. Nobody invites it in and nobody deserves the visit. In the past few decades, Doug Dvorak has risen to become one of the most highly sought after cancer survivorship speakers; adept at helping others with stress management, motivation, morale building, humor and healing.


Doug Dvorak’s own trials began in the form of two virulent types of skin cancer diagnosed in May of 1998. This motivational keynote speaker was given an incredibly poor prognosis due to multiple locations of the cancers and the diffuse nature of their spread. Doug astounded himself and the medical community when he survived both of these brutal diseases. He realized after defeating cancer twice, that by comparison no personal or business challenge– would be, could be, or should be– as great.


Doug reached out for a challenge to test his theory of survivorship, triumph, and gratitude in coping with cancer. Doug Dvorak has always been an athlete; someone willing to analyze and inspire himself; now he was embarking on an expedition to the roof of Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free standing mountain on earth at 19, 342 feet. After completing this profound experience, Doug has continued climbing and has since topped some of the highest peaks in Europe, South America, Antarctica, and North America.

Cancer Survivorship Speaker History

As a cancer survivorship speaker and cancer survivor. Doug has presented his customized cancer survivorship programs to over 1 million people in all fifty states in the USA and 107 countries in five continents, to organizations and associations large and small. He is a member of the prestigious, Travelers Century Club. Doug’s colleagues, friends and clients know him as a bold mountain climber and nature lover with a voracious spirit of adventure. He has spent years climbing formidable mountains all over the world, whitewater rafting the Amazon River, and mountain biking in places most people would fear to venture.


Doug incorporates his and others personal experiences to educate and inspire diverse groups of audiences. An expert motivator, he shares gripping stories of overcoming physical, mental and emotional challenges and pushing personal boundaries. Doug demonstrates how to apply the crucial skills he and others have learned to help people deal with the daily challenges they face in understanding their cancer whichever path it may take them.


Doug’s words are stirring and encouraging. He speaks with clarity and purpose but he also delights with his famous humorous touch. Doug understands laughter is a gift too often missing– whether in healing or hospice, it is always therapeutic.


As a cancer survivorship speaker, Doug Dvorak helps clients decide when challenges can become opportunities for adventure and positive change. His presentations and workshops help participants learn by doing. As active contributors, the audience can better retain their new skills long after Doug’s program is complete. Doug’s cancer survivorship speaker topics are always customized, entertaining, and client specific.

Cancer Survivorship Speaker Testimonials

“Sharing your personal story of cancer survivorship, while skillfully managing to incorporate humor, inspiration and motivation, set the tone for a very poignant, yet powerful presentation. Everyone left that day feeling uplifted and inspired!”

– Pat O’Brien
Coordinator for the Center for Survivorship and Integrative Medicine
Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center

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