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Patient Stories

Cancer: Awful and Amazing
Breast CancerMetastatic Breast CancerPatient Stories
Gina Stratton was inspired by her granddad, who had advanced-stage lung cancer. She talks about her dealing with her breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 40 while having a full-time job.
From the Brink of Death to the Top of a Mountain: The Magic of CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy
Patient StoriesImmunotherapyLymphoma
Laurie Adami chronicles her long fight with follicular lymphoma, including her run-in with 6 types of therapies. After losing all hope, she finally achieved complete remission with a new immunotherapy called CAR T-cell therapy, and then turned her sights on climbing Mt. Everest to raise money for cancer research.
CONQUER Cam: A Spotlight on Brad Power
CONQUER CamLymphomaPatient Stories
Bradford Power took the credibility he had as a patient diagnosed with cancer and used it to fuel his purpose and mission of helping others navigate their cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The Invisible and Visible Scars of Cancer
Brain CancerPatient StoriesPediatric Cancer
Teenagers often feel they are immune from cancer, says Ellen Chun, who was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer at age 18. Before her diagnosis she had many unexplained symptoms. Through cancer she learned to advocate for herself, an experience she shares to guide other young people facing cancer.
Enduring Spirit
Follicular LymphomaPatient Stories
With a demanding career and 3 small children, Pam Neff had to make some difficult decisions during her treatment for an aggressive blood cancer.
The Day I Didn’t Commit Suicide
Patient StoriesFamily Members
Douglas Herman describes the touching moments at his mom’s bedside before she succumbed to bone cancer, and his subsequent journey from distressing thoughts to 40 years of endurance before he received a diagnosis of stage IV prostate cancer.
Spreading Fun and Games
Humor & CancerPatient StoriesLymphoma
Rex Jones found a unique way to keep his mood upbeat and spread good vibes to others during his chemotherapy for lymphoma.
Learning I Had Lynch Syndrome Helped Save My Life
Colorectal CancerGenetics & CancerPatient Stories
Lynch syndrome is a hereditary genetic abnormality that can cause several types of cancer. Wenora Johnson discovered that it ran in her family after she had treatment for colon cancer. Knowing that she was at a high risk for certain cancers, and having 2 children already, she had her ovaries and uterus removed, as prevention.
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