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Patient Stories

CONQUER Cam: A Spotlight on Joyce Beecher
CONQUER CamLeukemiaPatient Stories
Joyce Beecher vividly recounts her cancer journey as a caregiver to her husband, Rich Beecher, who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in 2003. Listen to Joyce’s story as she describes their determination to find the best care and treatment for Rich, and encourages patients and caregivers to never give up.
CONQUER Cam: A Spotlight on Rich Beecher
CONQUER CamLeukemiaPatient Stories
Diagnosed in 2003, Rich Beecher has been living with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) for 15 years. Rich describes his cancer journey – from “Why me?” to focusing on the positive things in his life, including immersing himself more in photography.
CONQUER Cam: A Spotlight on Melissa Marshall
Colorectal CancerCONQUER CamPatient Stories
When Melissa Marshall went in for a hip surgery, which she attributed to her being a performer and her age, she discovered she had rectal cancer. Currently in remission and cancer-free, Melissa has launched the No You Cant’cer Foundation and written a song with the same title about her cancer journey.
CONQUER Cam: A Spotlight on Cindy Lovelace
CONQUER CamNeuroendocrine TumorsPatient Stories
Cindy Lovelace shares her extraordinary cancer journey, being a survivor of not one, but two different types of cancer – breast cancer and neuroendocrine tumor (NET) cancer. Listen to Cindy’s story as she talks about her diagnoses and courses of treatment, and delves deeper into going through a clinical trial, which dictated her treatment path for NET.
CONQUER Cam: A Spotlight on Yelak Biru
CONQUER CamMultiple MyelomaPatient Stories
Yelak Biru recalls being initially diagnosed with stage 3 multiple myeloma at age 25, and his subsequent relapse. Working with oncology teams, educating himself through support groups, and getting involved in associations as a speaker, Yelak has integrated myeloma into his life by becoming a patient advocate.
Regaining My Life After a Diagnosis of Non‑Hodgkin Lymphoma
LymphomaPatient StoriesPediatric Cancer
NHL survivor Carlo Lopez shares his personal experience with cancer and his goal of becoming an oncology nurse to offer other people the knowledge and experience he gained as a patient.
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