Julie Self knows. “Work was all about scaling back expectations.”
The HealthCentral writers you know and love share their knowledge of advocating, including on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and at home.
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.
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.
"The number one thing I would say is to not stereotype yourself and assume it can't happen to you, because it can."
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 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.
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.
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."