After an operation to remove a rare bone cancer on his spine, Dana Vaughns never thought he would be cycling across America to raise funds for cancer research. Dana says, “Crossing the finish line with the Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer team will be symbolic of my victory over cancer for the past 10 years.”
Chemotherapy for multiple myeloma had kept Cherie Rineker alive for 5 years, but then she realized she was slowly dying. So she embarked on a search for a clinical trial and by luck was able to join one. To her amazement, “What 2 stem-cell transplants and 13 other treatments had not been able to do in more than 65 months, CAR T-cell therapy did in less than 1 month,” she said.
Obesity is associated with about 40% of cancers in the United States. This link is strongest in several types of cancer, including kidney, gastric, pancreatic, endometrial, and esophageal cancer. Significant weight reduction may help to reduce the risk for cancer.
Baseball MVP Don Baylor died in 2017 after a 14-year battle with multiple myeloma, but his legacy lives on thanks to the work of his son, together with Don’s close friend and Baseball Hall of Famer, Dave Winfield.
Maria Falzone is a comedian and creator of “SEX RULES” talk, who is facing a rare and terminal liver cancer. She wants to be remembered as the person who changed the conversation around sex and sexuality.