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Patient Stories

My Biomarker Story, and Why I Advocate for Genetic Testing
Cancer BiomarkersPatient AdvocacyPatient Stories
Wenora Y. Johnson, 3-time survivor, shares her cancer story and encourages patients to ask their care team about biomarker testing.
Reaching for the Stars Along with a Brain Cancer Diagnosis
Brain CancerPatient Stories
"What I remember clearly is that I was supposed to have only 14 to 18 months to live. That was about 6 years ago," says Melanie Kabo.
Coping with Cancer as a Nonbeliever
Cervical CancerPatient Stories
Read Erica Stum's thoughtful exploration of faith in relation to a cancer diagnosis.
You Never Think It Will Happen to You
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Regina Groce, a young wife and mother, thought her life was everything it was supposed to be, until a devastating phone call after surgery to remove a lump in her breast revealed she was carrying the BRCA mutation.
Good That Comes from Bad: My Prostate Cancer Story
Patient StoriesProstate Cancer
A doctor’s mistake left Richard Churchill reeling, but during treatment for prostate cancer he found solace in nature and in many new relationships with patients, caregivers, and family members.
Don Baylor’s Baseball Career Guided His Approach to Battling Multiple Myeloma
Multiple MyelomaPatient Stories
Baseball MVP Don Baylor died in 2017 after a 14-year battle with multiple myeloma, but his legacy lives on thanks to the work of his son, together with Don’s close friend and Baseball Hall of Famer, Dave Winfield.
The Power of Here and Now
Patient StoriesSurvivorship
In this poignant article, cancer survivor Maya Harsaniova contemplates what it means to live in the moment, and how being a patient with cancer changed her perspective on many aspects of her life.
My CT Scan Routine in Lung Cancer
Lung CancerPatient Stories
Dawn Newton, a non-smoker diagnosed with lung cancer, chronicles her emotions as she spends time at the reception area before routine testing and while awaiting the results, knowing that at some point her cancer will stop responding to treatment.
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