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Patient Stories

From the Brink of Death to the Top of a Mountain: The Magic of CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy
Patient Stories
I have had a long and intricate dance with a blood cancer. It began in 2006, when I was 46 years old, my son was in kindergarten, and I was president of a Los Angeles–based software company.
CONQUER Cam: A Spotlight on Brad Power
CONQUER CamLymphomaPatient Stories
Bradford Power took the credibility he had as a patient diagnosed with cancer and used it to fuel his purpose and mission of helping others navigate their cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The Invisible and Visible Scars of Cancer
Brain CancerPatient StoriesPediatric Cancer
Teenagers often feel they are immune from cancer, says Ellen Chun, who was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer at age 18. Before her diagnosis she had many unexplained symptoms. Through cancer she learned to advocate for herself, an experience she shares to guide other young people facing cancer.
Enduring Spirit
Follicular LymphomaPatient Stories
With a demanding career and 3 small children, Pam Neff had to make some difficult decisions during her treatment for an aggressive blood cancer.
The Day I Didn’t Commit Suicide
Patient Stories

In August 1978, I hitchhiked south from Seattle to Mesa, Arizona, in 5 days, camping out alongside the road. I arrived at my parent’s home exactly 2 months before my mom died of painful bone cancer.

Learning I Had Lynch Syndrome Helped Save My Life
Colorectal CancerGenetics & CancerPatient Stories
Lynch syndrome is a hereditary genetic abnormality that can cause several types of cancer. Wenora Johnson discovered that it ran in her family after she had treatment for colon cancer. Knowing that she was at a high risk for certain cancers, and having 2 children already, she had her ovaries and uterus removed, as prevention.
Spreading Fun and Games
Humor & CancerPatient Stories
Rex Jones found a unique way to keep his mood upbeat and spread good vibes to others during his chemotherapy for lymphoma.
Public Health Professional Turned Patient: The Lives We Save May Be Our Own
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Sheree Williams, PhD, is a health scientist with the CDC, but her background in public health did not prepare her for the unique challenges she faced as a black woman diagnosed with breast cancer, highlighting the social determinants of health.
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