patient perspective

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. Read More >>
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. Read More >>
May 1, 2014
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. Read More >>
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. Read More >>
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. Read More >>

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