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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.
A Taboo Cancer: Anal Cancer Was Easy to Treat, but Tough to Talk About
Humor & CancerPatient Stories
When Page Leggett found out that HPV infection, a common sexually transmitted disease, had caused her anal cancer, she relied on her incredible sense of humor to get through that experience and start a conversation about this taboo topic.
The Gift of Life After Skin Cancer: From Surgeon to Being a Patient
Clinical TrialsPatient StoriesSkin Cancer
After a lifetime of treating patients, Dr. David Crouch understood his own illness left little room for optimism as skin cancer returned again and again. As a last resort, he joined a clinical trial of a new immunotherapy that provided him a new lease on life. Today, after 2 years in remission, his mission is to educate people about this cancer and this immunotherapy.
They Told Me I Was Too Young to Have Cancer—They Were Wrong
Patient Stories
Rebecca Fillers was only 24 when she was diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer. Now she struggles to find a place for herself as an adult with an uncertain future.
Gift of the Dragonflies
Colorectal CancerPatient Stories
When treatment for advanced colon cancer forced Cindy Simpson Wise to slow her busy pace, she found comfort in surrounding herself with nature’s beauty and in focusing on hope and joy.
Finding Positive Spots in My Multiple Myeloma Journey
Multiple MyelomaPatient Stories
Saying a few good words about cancer may seem a daunting task. However, lately it has occurred to me that my journey with cancer has some bright spots. It all began on March 17, 2014. The day you learn you might have cancer is a date you never forget.
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