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The Big 3: These Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Health Conditions

Errors in diagnosis are all too common—that’s why it's important to learn how to advocate for yourself in the doctor’s office. Here’s what you need to know.

Patti and her son

Becoming a Mother When You Have an Incurable Disease

Patti was faced with a seemingly impossible decision: live in fear or live for right now. She chose today. What would you do?

Getting Your Emotional Life Back After Cancer

Adjust to life after cancer by following these tips for learning from your experience, embracing gratitude, and offering your support to others.

U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C.

7 Tips for Patient Advocacy on Capitol Hill

If you're a patient advocate planning to bring your message of awareness to Capitol Hill, these 7 tips can help you prepare for your trip to Washington D.C.

Annie, her husband Sven, and their kids Calvin, Evelyn, and Sylvia. Annie began seeing signs of colorectal cancer, like blood in her stool, about a month after this family vacation to Disney World.

Mother With Rectal Cancer Finds Community

Annie Schreiber was amazed by the support she and her family recieved while she was undergoing treatment for stage 3 rectal cancer.

Doctor listening to a patient's heartbeat.

A Cancer Survivor's Guide to Heart Health

Cancer treatments can lead to heart problems or complications. Learn more about steps you can take to decrease your cardiac risks after treatment.

Woman with cancer smiling.

How Well Are You Managing Life With Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Take this test to learn about areas in your life — like nutrition, stress and side-effect management, and more — where you may need extra support.

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All In A Name: Who Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is Named After

“Thomas Hodgkin’s life continues to serve as a beacon for social justice and human rights applicable to physicians and lay persons alike.”

Dave deBronkart is "e-patient Dave."

Let Patients Help: Q&A With "e-Patient Dave"

HealthCentral talks to "e-Patient Dave," an advocate who empowers people with medical conditions to become active in their healthcare.

Paul Kraus and furry companion.

How a Holocaust Survivor Beat the Cancer Odds

Paul Kraus talks with HealthCentral about living with mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer, for more than 20 years.