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March 2019 Volume 5 – Patient Stories

They Told Me I Was Too Young to Have Cancer—They Were Wrong
Patient Stories
Rebecca Fillers was only 24 when she was diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer. Now she struggles to find a place for herself as an adult with an uncertain future.
Is It Realistic to Work While Undergoing Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer?
Breast CancerMetastatic Breast Cancer
In today’s world, most women are working outside of the home, employed in some capacity. Whether single, divorced, or married, today’s economy demands individuals to work to be able to pay their monthly living expenses, school expenses for themselves or their children, and other debts that accumulate as we transition from teens to young adults and beyond.
Gift of the Dragonflies
Colorectal CancerPatient Stories
When treatment for advanced colon cancer forced Cindy Simpson Wise to slow her busy pace, she found comfort in surrounding herself with nature’s beauty and in focusing on hope and joy.
Finding Positive Spots in My Multiple Myeloma Journey
Multiple MyelomaPatient Stories
Saying a few good words about cancer may seem a daunting task. However, lately it has occurred to me that my journey with cancer has some bright spots. It all began on March 17, 2014. The day you learn you might have cancer is a date you never forget.
How My Battle Against Cancer Made Me a Better Entrepreneur
Patient StoriesSurvivorshipWork & Cancer
“I think most entrepreneurs believe they are superhuman,” says Jonathan Passley, a business owner, husband, and new father, whose world was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with cancer at age 29.
My Biomarker Story, and Why I Advocate for Genetic Testing
BiomarkersPatient AdvocacyPatient StoriesColorectal Cancer
Wenora Y. Johnson, 3-time survivor, shares her cancer story and encourages patients to ask their care team about biomarker testing.
Reaching for the Stars Along with a Brain Cancer Diagnosis
Brain CancerPatient Stories
"What I remember clearly is that I was supposed to have only 14 to 18 months to live. That was about 6 years ago," says Melanie Kabo.
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