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Patient Stories

CONQUER Cam: A Spotlight on Rich Beecher
CONQUER CamLeukemiaPatient Stories
Diagnosed in 2003, Rich Beecher has been living with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) for 15 years. Rich describes his cancer journey – from “Why me?” to focusing on the positive things in his life, including immersing himself more in photography.
CONQUER Cam: A Spotlight on Melissa Marshall
Colorectal CancerCONQUER CamHero of HopePatient Stories
When Melissa Marshall went in for a hip surgery, which she attributed to her being a performer and her age, she discovered she had rectal cancer. Currently in remission and cancer-free, Melissa has launched the No You Cant’cer Foundation and written a song with the same title about her cancer journey.
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.
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