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Outliving Expectations with Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is considered a fatal disease, but new treatments are extending life expectancy, which brings its own emotional challenges.

By Pamela Kaufman

Probiotics and Prebiotics: Can They Help IBD and IBS Symptoms?

A nutritionist answers your top questions about these popular supplements and the latest research, including: Are they really effective for digestive health conditions?

By Nancy Monson

How Cervical Cancer Taught a Mom the Importance of HPV Vaccination

When Sylvia had her children vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) at the advice of her pediatrician, she didn’t fully understand the significance. Then, she found out she had the virus herself.

By Bethany Kandel

Mom Time Counts with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Rhonda Howell, who has metastatic breast cancer, savors the time she spends with her 6-year-old son, and aims to see him graduate from high school.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Colon Cancer Survivor, Firefighter…and Model

Steve DeLuca shares why men need to actually go the doctor; how he came to be a topless calendar model; and the things you should absolutely not say to someone living with cancer.

By Sheila M. Eldred

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