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What Does It Take to Keep Working Through Colon Cancer Treatment?

Julie Self knows. “Work was all about scaling back expectations.”

By Pamela Kaufman

HealthCentral Patient Experts Offer Insights In Patient Advocacy

The HealthCentral writers you know and love share their knowledge of advocating, including on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and at home.

By Erin L. Boyle

Bladder Cancer Survivor: ‘I had to decide what my priorities were: living, or losing my bladder’

Cynthia Kinsella didn’t sleep much the night after a biopsy revealed she had invasive bladder cancer. She calls it one of the worst nights of her life, spending much of it curled on the bathroom floor in the fetal position. She went on to create a large support network for other bladder cancer patients. Read more about her story.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Young Colorectal Cancer Patient Talks Stage 3 Cancer and the Community That's Helped Raise Her Children

Annie Schreiber discusses how family, friends, teachers, church members, and others rallied to her side as she and her husband raised their three children during her stage 3 rectal cancer treatment.

By Pamela Kaufman

Cervical Cancer After a Normal Pap Test: One Woman's Story

"The number one thing I would say is to not stereotype yourself and assume it can't happen to you, because it can."

By Katherine Malmo

How a Dentist’s Brush With Throat Cancer Changed How He Cares for Patients

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.

By Sheila M. Eldred

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.

By Sheila M. Eldred

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.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Having A Baby Helps BRCA1 Mutation Previvor Learn of High Cancer Risk

Katrina Wells’ daughter was a surprise that might have helped saved her life. Find out whether you fall into any of the high risk groups for one of three "founder mutations."

By Erin L. Boyle

The Evolution of Thyroid Treatment

Thyroid diagnosis and treatment has come a long way in the last five years — in both the traditional and naturopathic fields.

By Mary Shomon