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Silver Lining to My Anal Cancer: Sharing My Story to Save Lives
Anal CancerPatient StoriesHPV Infection & Cancer
Susie Sanchez remained calm on the outside after receiving her anal cancer diagnosis, but inside she was terrified, dealing with radiation therapy plus chemotherapy. She is now on a mission to tell people about the benefits of the HPV vaccine, which prevents anal cancer but wasn’t available to her when she was growing up.
Our Future: “Good Girls” with Advanced Breast Cancer
Patient StoriesBreast Cancer
After being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer at age 30, Elizabeth McSpadden was shocked by the lack of appropriate norms to address fertility and other relevant issues in young women with cancer.
How My Metastatic Lung Cancer Diagnosis Struck a New Chord in Me
Patient StoriesLung CancerMen's Health
When singer-songwriter Josh Colow started losing weight, feeling nauseous, and had a fever that wouldn’t go away, the last thing on his mind was lung cancer. Find out how his devastating diagnosis changed his attitude and perspective.
Medulloblastoma Is a Beast
Patient StoriesBrain CancerPediatric Cancer
What started as persistent headaches for Emily Dulworth soon turned into vomiting, double vision, and a diagnosis of medulloblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in children and adolescents.
Living My Life While Dealing with Multiple Myeloma
Patient StoriesMultiple Myeloma
Thomas Goode always worked out; when he felt an excruciating pain on his left side one day working out, he knew something was wrong and visited a surgeon. After terrible back pain months later and another x-ray and MRI, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
Targeting a Better Future for Patients with Multiple Myeloma
Multiple MyelomaPatient Stories
Christopher Greklek competed in Ironman races and was shocked when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He describes being in and out of remission repeatedly, citing a program seeking to improve patient options.
My Pancreatic Cancer Journey
Patient StoriesPancreatic CancerMen's Health
Michael Bailey, SHRM-CP, went through denial and fear when he was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and finally found inspiration in Bob Marley’s words on his way to perseverance. This is his story.
Anchored in Hope
Patient StoriesWellness Corner
Traci Fotorny was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at age 47. She kept her smile during her aggressive treatment, and when it ended, she started a Boxes of Hope program to give back to women with breast cancer.
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