Life after cancer: What they don’t tell you

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While in the shower pondering life like many of us do, I frequently imagine how different the conversations with my doctors would have gone... Read more

An ovarian cancer survivor: 'You will be strong. You will overcome.'

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I’m not sure when I first heard the term “scanxiety,” but I can tell you exactly when I first experienced the feeling. It... Read more

Cancer survivor: 'A second opinion saved my life'

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The diagnosis of cancer is life altering, but the diagnosis of Stage IV cancer rocks you and your spouse/family to the very core. That’s... Read more

With cancer survival barely budging, frustrated patients demand better medicines

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Marlene McCarthy’s breast cancer has grown relentlessly over the past seven years, spreading painfully through her bones and making... Read more

When medicine that saves your life could steal your fertility

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Angela Thomas thought her breast cancer diagnosis and the double mastectomy that followed were the most traumatic things she would ever experience... Read more

Philadelphia hospitals collaborate on brain cancer research

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Philadelphia medical centers on Friday announced a new collaboration that will use precision medicine technology to further brain tumor research... Read more

For cancer patient/scientist, clinical trial is the adventure of his life

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We’ve all signed contracts — employment agreements, mortgages, marriage certificates. All of these are pivotal moments, each signifying... Read more

'La La Land,' 'Patriots' Day,' and lessons learned on living with cancer

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When my first husband, Ahmad, was ill with metastatic bladder cancer, stories and movies inspired me both to escape and cope. Seeing and hearing... Read more