Patient Stories

Understanding Preventative Mastectomies
10.18.2017 hopeful

It’s a decision that many women face, especially as doctors are increasingly able to determine a woman’s risk by identifying gene mutations that predispose them to breast cancer.

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What You Should Know About Inherited Breast Cancer
10.18.2017 Abe Rosenberg

When Ming* was first diagnosed with breast cancer on her right side, she knew she'd need surgery. But at her doctor's urging she also took an additional step, scheduling a session with a genetic counselor.

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Give Yourself a Break

When I received my blood cancer diagnosis, I was mommy to a 12-month-old son. I settled my panic-stricken mind and relaxed my tense body using a simple form of breathing. Here’s how it worked.

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Tip #122 - Radiation Playlist
9.18.2017 Ian Macleod

So radiation is upon you. My apologies. You will need a playlist. You will need music that can generate energy while you endure.

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Emily's A Match

After his daughter is notified she is a match for a patient in need of a bone marrow transplant, a survivor looks back at his own battle with leukemia.

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Tip #111 - Skinny Jeans
7.21.2017 Ian Macleod

When you are diagnosed with leukemia, by the time you’ve wrapped up chemo, radiation and a bone marrow transplant four months later, you might be magically ready for skinny jeans.

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