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Melissa Thompson speaking about fertility and cancer.

Helping Women Have Kids With Breast Cancer

When Melissa Thompson’s fertility preservation wasn’t covered by her insurance because of her breast cancer diagnosis, she took action.

Randy Headrick

Confronting RA by Getting Back on The Bike

Read the story of Randy Headrick and how a motorcross accident kickstarted his journey with rheumatoid arthritis.

Photographer Miana Jun captures Rebecca Pine in sea.

Should You ‘Go Flat’ After Mastectomy?

Read this powerful Q&A with breast cancer survivor Rebecca Pine, who decided against reconstructive surgery, and went on to have a baby, after her mastectomy.

Anita and her family, husband Todd, son Rider, and daughter Isla.

Thyroid Cancer Survivor Shares Her Story

This mom and entrepreneur turned her own thyroid cancer challenges into an advocacy mission to help others like her.

Phoebe Lapine.

Phoebe Lapine’s Food-Based Approach to Hashimoto’s

How Phoebe used food to turn her thyroid bloodwork numbers upside down (in a good way).

Marita Loffredo

Winter Gloves For People with RA

After years of suffering through the winter, this mom invented gloves that would perfectly fit and comfort her hands that were disfigured from RA.

Bridgette Hempstead at Columbia Tower.

A Breast Cancer Advocate for Women of Color

Read this moving Q&A with Bridgette Hempstead, founder of Cierra Sisters, which helps educate the African American community about breast cancer.

Charis Hill holds a cane and looks off camera.

Star Athlete Turned AS Patient Advocate

Charis Hill didn’t think women were at risk for ankylosing spondylitis. Then she got her diagnosis.

Michael Becker and his wife, Lorie.

Man With Stage 4 Cancer Urges HPV Vaccination

Michael Becker always wanted to write a memoir. When he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, sharing his story suddenly took on even greater meaning.

Grace Buckwalter modeling her dress.

Teen Designs Migraine Detecting Dress

To help her mother, 15-year-old Grace Buckwalter decided to find a way to help detect a migraine before it starts.