patient perspective

April 21, 2015
Barbara Tako

Finding Your Super Spidey Cancer Powers

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Barbara Tako is a breast cancer and melanoma survivor. Throughout her experiences, she has tried to turn the negatives of a cancer diagnosis into as many positives as possible—what she calls her “super spidey cancer powers.”

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March 24, 2015
Lizzy Van Tromp

Fighting for Henry: My Story of Cancer and Pregnancy

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Lizzy Van Tromp was four weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. Although her surgeon advised her to terminate, she continued with her treatment and her pregnancy.

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March 3, 2015

Twenty Years After a Diagnosis … and Counting

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After two decades of coping with advanced colorectal cancer, metastases in her lungs and liver, and a diagnosis of breast cancer, Margaret G. Werts, PhD, has learned how to maintain a sense of control and appreciate the small moments.

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December 4, 2014
Randy Hillard, MD

The Importance of Connecting With Other Patients Online

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Connecting with others who know exactly what you are going through provides much-needed support for many people with cancer. Randy Hillard, MD, talks about how joining (and now administrating) an online group for people with stomach cancer offers so much more than support.

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October 28, 2014
Dawn Gill, as told to Jo Cavallo

Taking Charge of Your Care

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For Dawn Gill, a diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer sent her reeling. However, taking an active role in her care kept her positive and was key to her survival.

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September 30, 2014
Lori Piggott, as told to Jo Cavello

Cancer Has Given Me Courage

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In this ASCO Post article, Lori Piggott describes the lessons she has learned while dealing with three cancers over three decades.

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August 26, 2014
David Nethero

Mentally Mastering Chemotherapy

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Colon cancer survivor David Nethero describes how he used meditation and positive mental imagery to cope with some of the physical side effects of chemotherapy and be present in the moment.

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