Contributors



Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH

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Educating Patients and Caregivers About Prostate Cancer

Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH, offers advice to patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and reviews educational resources available for patients and their caregivers.


Irene Gutierrez

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My Breast Cancer Support Group Offered Me Advice, Camaraderie

My major source of support throughout my journey was our local breast cancer support group.


Marlana M. Orloff, MD

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Advice for Patients Diagnosed with Metastatic Uveal Melanoma

Marlana M. Orloff, MD, offers advice for patients who are diagnosed with metastatic uveal melanoma.


Ngozi Ejedimu

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Cancer Gave Me My Voice Back

Where I grew up, cancer was not openly discussed.


Tonya Powell

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How an Oncology Nurse Made me Feel Safe in the Infusion Room

A patient details how her oncology nurse always made her feel safe no matter how overwhelming her workload may have been.


Elizabeth Lazration

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Cancer Taught Me that Family Matters Most

After treatment for colorectal cancer, I wrote this poem to my children because I wasn't sure how much time I had left.


Dr. Richard Stone

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Caring Deeply About Patients With Cancer, Colleagues and Clinical Research

Ilene Galinsky, ANP-BC, "had the courage to fiercely stand up for her patients’ best interests despite conventions of rank, seniority and arbitrary rules," a colleague said.


Hobert Fields

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My Wife’s Oncologist Is a Hero

A man writes about how his wife’s doctor saved her life after she was given three weeks to three months to live.


Courtney Flaherty

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High Responses to Jaypirca in Relapsed CLL With BTK Mutations

Among patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who expressed frequent baseline BTK mutations, responses on the non-covalent BTK inhibitor Jaypirca remained high, according to data presented at the 2023 ASH Annual Meeting.


Dr. Inderjit Mehmi

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Understanding Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Melanoma Treatment

Depending on the disease specifics, patients with melanoma may undergo pre- or post-surgical therapies.


Timothy Green

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Oncology Nurses Have A Love for Healing

One patient recounts how his oncology nurse's love for healing helped him on his treatment journey.


Mari Casanova

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A Huge Heart for Patients With Lung Cancer

A patient with small cell lung cancer nominates writes about the woman who connected her to others with the same diagnosis.


Jessica Bolz

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Don't Tell Me I'm Not a Cancer Survivor!

I will continue to say that I am a “survivor,” and that is the best title I could ever receive.


Sharie Lisowski

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Counting My Blessings As the Wife of a Prostate Cancer Survivor

As the wife of a prostate cancer survivor, I’m eternally grateful for Colorado’s early blood draw program that helped my husband get lifesaving treatment early.


Dr. Kishore Dass

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‘Relentless and Incredible Compassion’ Towards Patients With Cancer

An oncologist details how his oncology nurse has helped him for over 12 years and makes him look forward to caring for over 80 patients every day with her support.


Michele Parker

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Living My Best Life Cancer Free

Spending a fourth of my life as a cancer survivor, I’ve learned a few lessons along the way.


Pamela Locke Ulosevich

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Experiencing a Lumpectomy and Gaining 'Insight'

A woman writes a poem about how she leaned on family, faith and friends when a suspicious spot was discovered during her annual mammogram appointment.


Joe Guastella

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Speaking Openly About Cancer-Related Fears

When my wife was diagnosed with stage 3B melanoma, we decided to openly speak about our fears.


cartoon drawing of non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor and blogger, John Smelcer
John Smelcer, PhD, CAGS

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Street Clothes Make Me Feel Free from Cancer

When I wore my street clothes in the hospital instead of a gown, I felt more like a person than a patient with cancer.


Jayanti Chakraborty

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How Cancer Saved Me

While cancer is a horrible disease, it taught me some valuable lessons.


Becky McCabe

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When Dealing With Cancer, You Must 'Find Your Person'

I was lucky to find “my person,” when dealing with cancer: someone who was experiencing similar situations as I was, even if she was thousands of miles away.


Tony O'Driscoll

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Group Cancer Therapy Turned Panic Into Gratitude

My cancer support group was as important to my cure and healing as my oncologist and surgeon.


Lisa Mummey

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Cancer Went From Scary to ‘a Tad More Tolerable’ With a Supportive Oncology Nurse

A patient with cancer details how an oncology nurse was with her throughout treatment despite having a bad reaction with her first round.


Traci Renner

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A Patient With Cancer’s Angel on Earth

After undergoing surgery for brain tumors, a patient details how her nurse helped her recovery even while having the coronavirus.


Janice Post-White

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My 4-Year-Old Taught Me to Live with My Heart as Well as My Head During Cancer

Even after my son survived cancer, I still had fears — and nightmares — of the worst.


Judith Glanz

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The ‘Shining Light’ of the Oncology Team

From public health professional to a patient with breast cancer, this person details the selfless that an oncology nurse exhibits in her daily life.


Kristin Barsness

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You Are Not Alone: The Sarcoma Alliance as a Patient Advocate

A nonprofit organization aims to connect patients, caregivers and loved ones affected by sarcoma while educating those about the rare cancer.


Sharon Williams

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A Leader With a Sweet Smile and Dedication to Her Patients

One colleague details how her fellow oncology nurse puts her all towards her patients and sets an example for others at her center.


cartoon drawing of gynecologic cancer survivor and blogger, Doris White
Doris Helene White

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Cancer And The Dance With Death

In one of my favorite movies featuring Brad Pitt, the actor plays the role of Death, who comes to earth in human form.