Photographer Robert Houser's captivating portraits show women from all walks of life facing cancer head-on with faith and determination.
Some pictures capture women during and after treatment, while others prove that the visible effects of chemotherapy can never strip a women of her true beauty.
Robert talked to BuzzFeed about how this project started for him:
"Years ago I was photographing a young woman for a magazine story. Halfway through the shoot, she told me that she was about to lose her hair from chemo...
...I offered to photograph her during treatment, but I could tell she wanted to get through chemo and try to put it behind her."