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Firefighter Steve DeLuca and family pose in front of one of his station's trucks.
Profile

Colon Cancer Survivor, Firefighter…and Model?

In this Q&A, colon cancer surivivor Steve DeLuca explains how he became topless calendar model, and the things you shouldn't say to someone living with cancer.

Bladder cancer
Diagnosis

Frank Sinatra Had Bladder Cancer?

Here's a long list of celebrities who have lived with bladder cancer, including famous singers, politicians, and athletes.

Megaphone
Awareness

How Can You Raise Bladder Cancer Awareness?

From lobbying your lawmakers on Capitol Hill to sharing your story in the media, here are great ways to raise awareness of this deadly disease.

Cynthia Kinsella on a boat
Five Questions

An Inspiring Bladder Cancer Survivor Story

Cynthia Kinsella was devastated when she first got her bladder cancer diagnosis, but she feels great 12 years later. Learn how it changed her life.

Where the esophagus meets the stomach.
Diagnosis

Ever Heard of GEJ Cancers?

If you’ve never heard of the gastroesophageal junction, you're not alone. Read this slideshow to find out more about these little-known cancers.

Relaxing scene
Treatment

9 Ways to Treat Yourself Post-Gastrectomy

Practice self-care after your gastrectomy by eating right, getting enough rest, and treating yourself to some relaxation time.

Bruce Trulson, D.D.S. holding cake in his office.
Profile

When a Dentist Gets Throat Cancer

Bruce, a dentist with 40 years of experience, knew the importance of oral cancer screening. But he never expected to be diagnosed with the cancer himself.

Tori Tomalia and her family.
Five Questions

As A Child, She Had Bone Cancer, As An Adult? Non-smoker Lung Cancer

Tori Tomalia had bone cancer when she was young, and spent most of a year at the Mayo Clinic. When she was 37, she was diagnosed with lung cancer. Here's her story.

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Five Questions

Former Teacher Uses Social Media to Educate About Multiple Myeloma

Fifth grade teacher Cindy Chmielewski left the classroom when she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM), but didn’t stop educating others – her classroom just went virtual. Cindy is now a social media powerhouse in the MM community. Here’s her story.

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Treatment

Make a Care Plan After Head and Neck Cancer

A care plan ensures that you and your doctors are on the same page about your post-cancer treatment. Here's how to make yours.