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Recovering from Survivor Guilt After Surviving Hurricane Katrina and Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal CancerPatient Stories
As a psychologist dedicated to helping people cope with disasters, Jamie D. Aten knew the damage “survivor’s guilt” can do. As a stage IV colon cancer survivor, he says, “I wasn’t prepared for it to hit me personally.”
Cancer and Me
LymphomaPatient Stories
Brigid Wallace contemplates the choices she made when living in the “new normal” after her cancer diagnosis. She describes the struggles and personal victories that tested her faith and strength after she learned she had non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
You Are Perfectly Healthy, It’s Just the “Good Cancer”
Patient AdvocacyPatient StoriesProstate Cancer
Dennis Golden was an active, fit, 70-year-old when he learned he had prostate cancer. He was surprised to discover that few men know the warning signs and how potentially serious it can be. In response, he formed the National Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation to educate men about this disease.
The Cancer Bond: How I Navigate Being an Oncology Nurse and a Brain Tumor Survivor
Brain CancerPatient Stories
After the shock of being diagnosed with advanced-stage brain cancer, oncology nurse Sherry Moore’s outlook on life and her approach to her patients changed profoundly. She also learned that it was okay to be happy, angry, sad, or scared, and that grief was fluid.
Why Patients with Cancer Need to Gain Control Over Their Fundamental Health Data
Patient StoriesSurvivorship
After being diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the esophagus in 2017, Stephen C. Aldrich realized his treatment options were limited to improving his quality of life but not extending his life. Determined to find a better option, he embarked on a mission to get his data to help design a new vaccine that resulted in his cancer remission. Read his story to find out why all patients with cancer should gain direct control over their data to identify the best treatment options for them.
There’s No Place Like Home: How a Visit to the United States Saved My Life
Financial SupportLeukemiaPatient Stories
Martin Miralda was fresh out of college when a short visit to the United States helped to save his life after he was diagnosed with leukemia. Despite his lacking health insurance as a non-resident, he received superior medical care through “Charity Care,” a service that covers necessary hospitalization for uninsured people in the country and is available in several states.
A Young Survivor of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Breast CancerPatient Stories
With an infant son and a difficult-to-treat breast cancer, Sal Gregory decided she had to gather strength through her faith and positive attitude.
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