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Patient Stories

Life After a Cancer Diagnosis
Patient Stories
When I received chemotherapy and lost my hair, I never bothered with a wig and always just wore a bandana or scarf.
First Love Yourself: Picking Up the Pieces
Patient Stories
It all shattered into a million diminutive pieces, at least that’s what my world felt like after I heard the emergency room doctor telling me I was ­being admitted to the hospital, because my CT scan showed possible tumors.
My Journey as an Expectant Mother Diagnosed with Cancer
Hero of HopePatient Stories
2019 Hero of Hope Patient Award winner Kirstin Arbon speaks about her experience of being treated for cancer while pregnant, and offers advice to survivors and their loved ones.
Using My Lung Cancer Story to Advocate for Change in Minority Communities
Genetics & CancerLung CancerPatient Stories
After getting tested for genetic abnormalities, Brandi Bryant learned she had the ALK genetic mutation, which increases the risk for lung cancer. This information resulted in important changes in her treatment and led her to become an advocate for genetic testing, especially among minority communities.
The CDH1 Gene Mutation:  My Family’s Story of  Hereditary Cancer
Genetics & CancerPatient Stories
Jon Grossman shares his powerful story of learning he inherited the genetic mutation that caused his mother’s stomach cancer, and the drastic steps he took to ensure he will not have that cancer.
“You Will Live”
Patient Stories
Samantha Anderson refused to give up when her triple-negative breast cancer returned. Trusting her oncologist, she enrolled in the clinical trial with Tecentriq (atezolizumab) that led to the approval of the first immunotherapy for this type of breast cancer.
The Good, the Bad, and the Funny: Making the Most of a Life Shaped by Breast Cancer
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Enjoy Lillie Shockney’s sense of humor as you read her personal story of how working as a nurse and facing her own breast cancer diagnosis shaped her life and her lifelong work as a breast cancer educator and advocate.
How Faith, Family, and Friends Are Getting Me Through Peritoneal Cancer
Patient Stories
When the emergency department (better known as ER) doctor and the clinical nurse specialist came in and asked, “Is there anyone with you?” I knew what was to follow wasn’t good. Like many other women, had made excuses for the discomfort, bloating, and weight gain I was experiencing in October 2016, thinking it was just something I had eaten, or maybe my metabolism, menopause, or inactivity.
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