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Essays

My Race to Be Cancer-Free
Sara Gilles, an athlete and physical therapist who completed several Ironman triathlons, was shocked by her breast cancer diagnosis in her early 50s. Her husband had to tell others about her diagnosis, because she was too traumatized to say “I have breast cancer.” Read More ›

When Cancer Asked Me What I Was Made Of
After a 20-year career as a biomedical breast cancer researcher, Dr. Dana Brantley-Sieders was diagnosed with breast cancer and discovered that her scientific expertise didn’t prepare her for the challenges she faced as a patient. Read More ›

How My Metastatic Lung Cancer Diagnosis Struck a New Chord in Me
When singer-songwriter Josh Colow started losing weight, feeling nauseous, and had a fever that wouldn’t go away, the last thing on his mind was lung cancer. Find out how his devastating diagnosis changed his attitude and perspective. Read More ›

Our Future: “Good Girls” with Advanced Breast Cancer
After being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer at age 30, Elizabeth McSpadden was shocked by the lack of appropriate norms to address fertility and other relevant issues in young women with cancer. Read More ›

Silver Lining to My Anal Cancer: Sharing My Story to Save Lives
Susie Sanchez remained calm on the outside after receiving her anal cancer diagnosis, but inside she was terrified, dealing with radiation therapy plus chemotherapy. She is now on a mission to tell people about the benefits of the HPV vaccine, which prevents anal cancer but wasn’t available to her when she was growing up. Read More ›

Targeting a Better Future for Patients with Multiple Myeloma
Christopher Greklek competed in Ironman races and was shocked when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He describes being in and out of remission repeatedly, citing a program seeking to improve patient options. Read More ›

Medulloblastoma Is a Beast
What started as persistent headaches for Emily Dulworth soon turned into vomiting, double vision, and a diagnosis of medulloblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in children and adolescents. Read More ›

Living My Life While Dealing with Multiple Myeloma
Thomas Goode always worked out; when he felt an excruciating pain on his left side one day working out, he knew something was wrong and visited a surgeon. After terrible back pain months later and another x-ray and MRI, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Read More ›

Retired Submariner, Quilter, and Prostate Cancer Thriver: Putting the Pieces of My Life Back Together
Denis Finnegan, EdD, a retired U.S. Navy officer, recalls his fear of being diagnosed with and undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, and mustering the courage to tell his wife. This experience changed his world. Read More ›

My Pancreatic Cancer Journey
Michael Bailey, SHRM-CP, went through denial and fear when he was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and finally found inspiration in Bob Marley’s words on his way to perseverance. This is his story. Read More ›

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