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Running the Boston Marathon for Diabetes Charity

Casey McNamara, a diabetes advocate, achieved her dream of running the Boston Marathon and raised nearly $24,000 for diabetes charity at the same time.

By Pamela Kaufman

What I Learned During Endometrial Cancer Treatment

Kristen was shocked to receive an endometrial cancer diagnosis at age 49. Here’s what she learned on her journey to recovery.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Outliving Expectations With Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is considered a fatal disease, but new treatments are extending life expectancy — and introducing new questions.

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