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Patient Stories

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.
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.
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