Living with Cancer

Survivor Profiles

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    Stop the Silence

    Cancer survivor Cherry Sloan-Medrano works to encourage a conversation about cancer among Asians in the U.S.

    by Jenny Song

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    A Desire to Help

    Since P.J. Lukac's glioblastoma diagnosis, the young pediatrician has worked hard to spread awareness and understanding of the disease.

    by Stephen Ornes

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    An Unplanned Event

    After a stage III cancer diagnosis, event planner Kim Hall Jackson gave up the illusion of control and started using her talents to promote screening among African-Americans.

    by Leigh Labrie

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    Hope and Endurance

    Bladder cancer survivor Randy Layne and his wife, Ellen, faced his diagnosis, treatment and recovery together.

    by Martha Irvine

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    Closing the Cancer Care Gap

    Health economist and breast cancer survivor Felicia Knaul's mission, which first started as a grassroots effort to increase breast cancer screening in Mexico, has expanded to address cancer care inequities around the world.

    by Alexandra Goho

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    Brewing a Business

    While getting their new coffee business off the ground, John and Pat Curry took John's cancer treatment one step at a time.

    by Jen A. Miller

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    Knowing Her Options

    When Christina McEvoy was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma, she took the reins of her care, traveling more than 600 miles for treatment and returning home to help other melanoma survivors.

    by Melissa Davlin

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    Regaining Her Balance

    Gymnast Shannon Miller's focus and agility helped her capture seven Olympic medals before she was 20. But the most decorated U.S. gymnast in history struggled to overcome the shock of her ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment.

    by Kevin Begos

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    The Jazz Evangelist

    Even through cancer treatment, jazz pianist and radio show host Billy Foster is ensuring that jazz is passed on to future generations.

    by Jenny Song

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    Betting on Science

    Diagnosed with a rare and incurable blood cancer, Jack Whelan is a passionate booster for research, clinical trials and affordable treatments.

    by Betty Russell