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Courage Through Cancer
Patient StoriesOvarian Cancer
Kristen Foreman dealt with an ovarian cancer diagnosis at age 33. After removal of her ovaries, she completed chemotherapy, followed by 6 weeks of radiation, during a global pandemic. She now aspires to support others facing similar circumstances.
Lessons Learned from My Journey with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Patient StoriesLeukemia
George Valentine was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2002. He shares some of his hard-learned tips on how to deal with a cancer diagnosis and the high costs of treatment.
Déjà Vu
Patient StoriesBrain Cancer
Jennifer Reginald chronicles how nagging headaches turned into a brain tumor diagnosis, and how she had different tumors removed on the same day, twice, but 32 years apart.
There Is Hope, Never Give Up!
Patient StoriesHead & Neck Cancer
After spending many nights in pain, unable to breathe, Kayla Sanderson was told that the lump in her neck was “nothing” but a bad ear infection. Finally, she found out a tumor was blocking her airways.
No Pair, I Don’t Care!
Breast CancerCOVID-19 & CancerPatient Stories
In May 2019, Kiana Wooten went for a routine check-up. Read about how that routine visit turned into a breast cancer diagnosis for the 34-year-old Kiana, who had to be hospitalized during COVID-19.
Deadly Kicks from the “C” Word
COVID-19 & CancerPatient Stories
Sabrina Steinback’s mom died from COVID-19 in 2020, and then Sabrina had a lumpectomy to remove breast cancer at the end of the year.
Despite No Sex, We Were Never So Married
LymphomaPatient Stories
After putting off her neck pain for months, Susan Keller found that she had lymphoma, describing how her loving husband helped her change her attitude and persist through it all.
Climate Change Plays Havoc on Weather Patterns, and on Skin Cancer Rates
Skin CancerPatient Stories
Mark Ryan, RN, is not worried about the impact of climate change on the weather, but on skin cancer, which he knows first-hand. A decrease in stratospheric ozone requires stringent environmental regulations to prevent cancer, he says.
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