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Patient Stories

How I Learned to Be Vulnerable: Sharing My Prostate Cancer Story Helped My Healing
Patient StoriesProstate CancerSurvivorship
A decade after his son passed away from a rare form of bone cancer at age 16, Mark DeLong was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He learned, among other things, the healing power of being vulnerable and sharing personal stories.
Becoming a Patient Advocate After a Small-Cell Lung Cancer Diagnosis at Age 28
Patient StoriesLung CancerPatient Advocacy
Montessa Lee’s pain persisted after an initial visit to the doctor and a misdiagnosis. Finally, an x-ray in the emergency room revealed a 15-cm mass on her left lung. Read how she turned anger into action.
The Pandemic Is Not Over: Staying Connected and Receiving Encouragement While Living with Lung Cancer
Patient StoriesLung Cancer
On his lonely journey dealing with lung cancer, Ron Simmons found that connecting with others who had lung cancer helped him create a sense of purpose and gave him a mission moving forward.
A Nest of Hair
Patient StoriesBreast Cancer
Choosing to shave her head gave Michelle Nickol a sense of empowerment over her life as she took matters into her hands and fought back against the hair loss during chemotherapy.
A Clinical Trial Is Saving My Life
Clinical TrialsPatient StoriesBreast Cancer
Catherine North has been living with stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer for more than 5 years. She describes her positive experience in a clinical trial, which she highly recommends to people facing similar circumstances.
Surviving Multiple Myeloma for 29 Years
Patient StoriesMultiple Myeloma
James D. Bond describes his crucial experience in a clinical trial and thanks the devoted care of his wife Kathleen and the medical team for his continued success in battling this deadly blood cancer.
To Tell or Not to Tell: Sharing Your Diagnosis Your Way
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Shaquita Estes explains how she and her husband handled “the talk” with their kids after her diagnosis, which inspired a children’s book No Hair, Don’t Care! she created with her young daughter, Lexie.
My Breast Cancer Journey: Lessons on Faith, Hope, and Support
Patient StoriesBreast Cancer
After being diagnosed with stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer, Andrea Peden had to readjust her and her husband’s dreams of having kids, biologically or via adoption. This is a story of perseverance.
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