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Patient Stories

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.
Retired Submariner, Quilter, and Prostate Cancer Thriver: Putting the Pieces of My Life Back Together
Patient StoriesProstate CancerMen's Health
Denis Finnegan, EdD, a retired U.S. Navy officer, recalls his fear of being diagnosed with and undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, and mustering the courage to tell his wife. This experience changed his world.
Beautifully Broken and Stronger Than Ever
SurvivorshipPatient Stories
With this moving portrait of how a cancer diagnosis can shake up one’s emotions and sense of self, Lydia DeJesus describes her experience with breast cancer and how she found her strength again.
My Colon Cancer Journey: Finding New Passion in Survivorship
Patient StoriesColon CancerMen's Health
After ignoring his abdominal pain and blood in his stool because of family stresses, Joe Bullock finally had a colonoscopy done at the urging of his wife. A stage III colon cancer diagnosis and the support he received from other patients provided new insights.
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