Patient Stories

Crafted Honesty: A Young Cancer Survivor's Dilemma
LymphomaPatient StoriesPediatric Cancer
To disclose or not to disclose having cancer, that is the question. Tonya Marie Pan, a survivor of stage III non-Hodgkin lymphoblastic lymphoma, shares insights into the difficulties of communicating with others as a patient with cancer.
Young Adults with Cancer at CancerCon
Patient StoriesPediatric Cancer
More than 600 young adults with cancer and cancer survivors attended this year’s CancerCon, the annual conference organized by Stupid Cancer, which took place on April 24-26, 2015, in Denver, CO. During the conference, young adult attendees shared with CONQUER their diverse journeys with cancer.
Leah’s Story: How One Girl with Melanoma Created a Platform
MelanomaPatient StoriesPediatric Cancer
Leah Valles, age 12, is an inspiration every day. After her hard battle with stage III melanoma, she decided that people just don’t know that skin cancer is deadly, that it can be prevented, and that it is the fastest growing cancer among teens and young adults.
Timing and Message Are Key When Talking to Children About Cancer
Family MembersPatient Stories
Here are some key points to consider when talking to kids about cancer, a delicate subject requiring careful communication.
My Journey with LGL Leukemia
LeukemiaPatient Stories
Tina Cancio, founder of the LGL Leukemia Foundation, recalls her battle with LGL Leukemia.
It's Our Cancer
Multiple MyelomaPatient Stories
Brenda and her son, Steve, share their respective stories as Brenda deals with a multiple myeloma diagnosis.
A Husband's Letter
Family MembersPatient StoriesSurvivorship
A touching letter from Paul Smyth, to nurse navigator Marian Gilmore, RN, OCN, who cared for his wife.
Holding Hands Through the Cancer Journey
NavigatorsPatient Stories
Nurse navigator Marian Gilmore, RN, OCN, shares her moving story of fulfilling her dream of becoming a nurse.
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