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Patient Stories

Grandpa and Me: How Cancer and Faith Have Shaped My Life's Course
LymphomaPatient Stories
After being hit by “the cancer bomb” at age 20 and inspired by her grandfather’s experience with cancer, Madison Miller started a nonprofit organization to provide resources for other patients with cancer.
Leaving Behind a Legacy of Love and Laughter
Liver CancerPatient Stories
Maria Falzone is a comedian and creator of “SEX RULES” talk, who is facing a rare and terminal liver cancer. She wants to be remembered as the person who changed the conversation around sex and sexuality.
Rekindling My Relationship with Marijuana
Pancreatic CancerPatient Stories
In her younger years, Stacie Chevier smoked marijuana for recreational use. After being diagnosed with a rare cancer, she now views it as a drug that helps her cope with the disease.
Lung Cancer at Age 28: Life Lessons on Fast Forward
Lung CancerPatient Stories
At age 28, Thomas Iorio went into the hospital with a possible ear infection, after noticing swollen lymph nodes, and came out with a probable cancer diagnosis.
This Is What Lung Cancer Looks Like
Lung CancerPatient AdvocacyPatient 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 Tale of Two Lives
Lung CancerPatient Stories
In a surprising twist of fate, getting lung cancer has led Anne Marie Cerato to have everything she had dreamed of: a devoted husband, a house, a car, fur-babies, and remarkable friends whom she met during her cancer journey.
Reimagining My Future After Beating Breast Cancer at 27: Does Survivor Anxiety Ever Go Away?
Breast CancerPatient Stories
“Cancer never truly goes away. There are follow-ups, scans, and this and that. Once you have cancer, you essentially have cancer the rest of your life, even though you may be in remission,” says Tziporah Newman, breast cancer survivor.
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