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Meeting the Chemist

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Janet Freeman-Daily

What would it be like to meet the inventor of the investigational drug that is keeping you alive? Janet Freeman-Daily found out firsthand at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting.

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A Cause for Celebration

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Heather Von St. James

Heather Von St. James and her family have turned the day she had surgery to treat mesothelioma into a huge celebration—Lung Leavin’ Day. In this guest post, she explains how adding a little humor to her cancer experience has taken away some of the fear.

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Body Image Matters

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Jane O. Smith

Jane O. Smith offers insights about embracing and expressing the physical (and emotional) changes that happen after a mastectomy and other types of cancer treatment.

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My Genetic Nemesis

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Georgia Hurst, MA

Georgia Hurst, a Lynch syndrome advocate, describes from her personal experience the emotional and physical toll being diagnosed with a genetic condition that increases cancer risk can take.

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Great Expectations After Cancer

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Samantha Rose

Samantha Rose describes the pressure cancer survivors like her put on themselves to feel happy and optimistic after finishing treatment and how she has learned to be more patient with herself.

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Keep the Fun in Funeral

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Pat Godfrey McRee

Pat Godfrey McRee, a 20-year, three-time breast cancer survivor, shows how deciding to find humor, and therefore joy, in the worst moments following her diagnoses has been healing.

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