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Patient Stories

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.
A Fashion Model Finds Her Voice to Speak About Her Cancer Experience
LymphomaPatient Stories
“The first thing I said was, there’s no way. I consider myself the healthiest person I know. There’s nothing that I did that could have caused cancer,” Rachelle said. “I was just in complete shock.”
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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