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Patient Stories

CONQUER Cam: A Spotlight on Cindy Lovelace
CONQUER CamNeuroendocrine TumorsPatient Stories
Cindy Lovelace shares her extraordinary cancer journey, being a survivor of not one, but two different types of cancer – breast cancer and neuroendocrine tumor (NET) cancer. Listen to Cindy’s story as she talks about her diagnoses and courses of treatment, and delves deeper into going through a clinical trial, which dictated her treatment path for NET.
CONQUER Cam: A Spotlight on Yelak Biru
CONQUER CamMultiple MyelomaPatient Stories
Yelak Biru recalls being initially diagnosed with stage 3 multiple myeloma at age 25, and his subsequent relapse. Working with oncology teams, educating himself through support groups, and getting involved in associations as a speaker, Yelak has integrated myeloma into his life by becoming a patient advocate.
This Is What Lung Cancer Looks Like
Lung CancerPatient Stories
Hildy Grossman describes her struggle with the stigma linked to a lung cancer diagnosis and her work, through Upstage Lung Cancer and music, to educate the public about lung cancer.
A Disney Childhood Until Cancer Enters Stage Left
Gastric CancerPatient Stories
Cathy Sherman Freeman’s father, who was Head of Publications at Walt Disney Studios, passed away of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), the same rare cancer she was diagnosed with several years ago.
Regaining My Life After a Diagnosis of Non‑Hodgkin Lymphoma
LymphomaPatient StoriesPediatric Cancer
NHL survivor Carlo Lopez shares his personal experience with cancer and his goal of becoming an oncology nurse to offer other people the knowledge and experience he gained as a patient.
My Biomarker Story, and Why I Advocate for Genetic Testing
Patient AdvocacyPatient StoriesCancer Biomarkers
Wenora Y. Johnson, 3-time survivor, shares her cancer story and encourages patients to ask their care team about biomarker testing.
Lessons in Love and Resurrection: My Journey Through Leukemia
LeukemiaPatient Stories
Shaun Willson’s story is one of daring independence and strength, as he championed through an acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis while also being the primary caregiver to his wife, Deborah, during her battle with metastatic cancer.
Never Say Never: How I Beat the Odds
LymphomaPatient Stories
After achieving remission of stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma, Sydney was told she would have less than a 5% chance of conception because of the treatment she received. Then 2 miracles happened.
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