patient perspective

February 23, 2022 · Andrea Walens, PhD
In this post, Dr. Andrea Walens shares what it was like learning she had a genetic mutation that put her at an increased risk of breast cancer and why she decided to get a prophylactic double mastectomy to help prevent the development of cancer in the future. Read More >>
January 27, 2022 · Tracy Tyner, NP
Breast cancer survivor Tracy Tyner shares why she chose a mastectomy with a flat closure following her breast cancer diagnosis and how doing her own research and collaborating with her surgeon helped lead to a successful outcome. Read More >>
January 25, 2022 · James E. Williams, Jr.
In this “Voices on Cancer” post, prostate cancer survivor James E. Williams, Jr., shares how his experience with prostate cancer led him to understand the importance of patient advocacy and inspired him to get involved in bringing awareness to the disease. Read More >>
January 6, 2022 · Danielle Ripley-Burgess, as told to Jo Cavallo
Colorectal cancer survivor Danielle Ripley-Burgess shares what it was like being diagnosed with colorectal cancer twice, at ages 17 and 25, and how she navigated coping with her diagnosis as a teen and young adult. Read More >>
December 29, 2021 · Frank Sierawski, as told to Jo Cavallo
Stage IV lung cancer survivor Frank Sierawski shares what it was like being diagnosed with cancer at age 35 and how he learned to cope with the diagnosis by living in the moment. Read More >>

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