patient perspective

March 10, 2016
Heather Von St. James

10 Years of Lung Leavin’ Day

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For 10 years, mesothelioma survivor Heather Von St. James has turned her survivor story into an annual celebration that encourages us all to face our fears and smash them.

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October 29, 2015

Building and Adjusting to My Life After Cancer

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Once you have finished cancer treatment, it is impossible to reconstruct the exact life you had prior to diagnosis. Jennifer Titche talks about the challenges she faces as a young breast cancer survivor and how she is building a life with new goals.

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October 15, 2015

Thoughts on My Cancer Calendar

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Cancer does funny things to one’s sense of time. In this post, Margaret Zuccotti talks about how her diagnosis, treatment, and long-term survival of metastatic inflammatory breast cancer caused her to look at her calendar differently.

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September 29, 2015
Randy Hillard, MD

The Strangeness of Being an Exceptional Responder

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When Randy Hillard was diagnosed with metastatic stomach cancer in 2010 he was treated with a drug that increased overall survival to an average of 13 months. Now, nearly 5 years later, his unexpected survival has led to some unexpected issues.

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