Dr. Mark A. Lewis describes what the Whipple procedure is, including who might receive it, what his personal experience with the operation was like, how to prepare, and what to expect during recovery from the operation.
In this “Voices on Cancer” post, oncology nurse Claire Thevenot shares what it was like being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and how the diagnosis led her to a full-time career in patient advocacy.
“No Person With Cancer or Survivor Should Ever Feel Alone”: A Patient Advocate’s ASCO Annual Meeting Story
Colon cancer survivor Robert Greene shares how his diagnosis led him to patient advocacy and how attending the ASCO Annual Meeting has helped him feel more involved with the cancer community.
In this “Voices on Cancer” post, metastatic breast cancer survivor and patient advocate Julia Maués discusses what inspired her to start a program that brings people with cancer, patient advocates, and researchers together to improve cancer care.
Testicular cancer survivor Matthew Ode describes the complications he faced after receiving a diagnosis at 24 and how the experience led him to help other people living with cancer.
Cancer survivor Mal Malme shares what the experience of navigating cancer survivorship is like as a non-binary person and how institutions are changing to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ people with cancer.
Penile cancer survivor Jonathan Little shares his experience with the disease and how turning to writing helped him cope with the challenges of his treatment and recovery.
Oral cancer survivor Eva Grayzel shares how her diagnosis gave her a new appreciation for words and how she changed the language she uses to embrace positivity after her voice returned.
Glioblastoma survivor Tom Freeman shares what it was like to be diagnosed with an advanced brain tumor and how he found a creative outlet to share his story and help him cope.
Metastatic breast cancer survivor Marianne McNally describes how genomic testing and creating a game plan with her care team has allowed her to have a sense of control throughout her cancer experience.