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Patient Stories

My First Mammogram and a Surprising Diagnosis
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Nicole Davis went for her first mammogram a few weeks after turning 40 and suddenly her worst nightmare was a reality.
My Ups and Downs with Cancer
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Fay Jones shares her story of a breast cancer diagnosis full of uncertainty, how she dealt with hair loss, and then finally being cancer free.
My Breast Cancer Journey: Lessons on Faith, Hope, and Support
Patient StoriesBreast Cancer
After being diagnosed with stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer, Andrea Peden had to readjust her and her husband’s dreams of having kids, biologically or via adoption. This is a story of perseverance.
To Tell or Not to Tell: Sharing Your Diagnosis Your Way
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Shaquita Estes explains how she and her husband handled “the talk” with their kids after her diagnosis, which inspires a children’s book “No Hair, Don’t Care!” she created with her young daughter, Lexie.
Surviving Multiple Myeloma for 29 Years
Multiple MyelomaPatient Stories
James D. Bond describes his crucial experience in a clinical trial and thanks the devoted care of his wife Kathleen and the medical team for his continued success in battling this deadly blood cancer.
A Clinical Trial Is Saving My Life
Clinical TrialsPatient StoriesBreast Cancer
Catherine North has been living with stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer for more than 5 years. She describes her positive experience in a clinical trial, which she highly recommends to people facing similar circumstances.
A Nest of Hair
Patient StoriesBreast Cancer
Choosing to shave her head gave Michelle Nickol a sense of empowerment over her life as she took matters into her hands and fought back against the hair loss during chemotherapy.
“You’re 29 Years Old, There Is No Way You Have Cancer”
Patient StoriesPediatric CancerFrom Your Navigator
In 2015, Amanda Bruffy, RN, BSN, CNRN, OCN, was about to turn 30, newly single, and had a great job as an oncology nurse navigator when she couldn’t get over a nagging abdominal pain. “My role as an oncology nurse navigator has forever been changed after being on the receiving end of a cancer diagnosis,” she says.
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