Don Vaughan


A Patient With Breast Cancer Explains How Her Job Saved Her Life

October 13, 2022

A woman with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma — a type of breast cancer that begins in the milk ducts of the breast — shares how her experience as an employee at a breast cancer research facility helped her push against doctors who minimized her ultrasound findings and how her Ki-67 score informed her treatment choices.

Love Lost: The Effects of Cancer on Marriage and Relationships

October 28, 2021

Although being in a close relationship during the cancer journey can dramatically improve outcomes, the stress of treatment and the diagnosis itself can take a toll on couples, sometimes in a negative way.

Persevering Through Change

April 10, 2015

The diagnosis of a hereditary syndrome that can lead to colorectal cancer—such as Lynch syndrome or familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)—can be permanently life-changing, counselors and patients agree.