Contributors


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.


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

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Just Do It! Staying Fit During and After Cancer

I lived by Nike's motto, "Just do it!" and worked to gain my muscle back after 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.


Katina Bland

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Unmet Needs in the Management of EGFR Exon 20–Positive NSCLC

Before closing out their discussion on treatment for EGFR Exon 20–Positive NSCLC, experts discuss prominent unmet needs in this setting.


Marjorie Carter

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Oncology Nurses Combine Expertise With Compassion

One oncology nurse shows the power of compassion and knowledge with every patient she cares for.


Hannah Clarke

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Pluvicto Plus Xtandi Enhances Anti-Tumor Activity for Some Patients With Prostate Cancer

Data presented at ESMO “provides strong evidence for an enhanced anti-cancer effect with the combination” of Pluvicto and Xtandi, according to one expert.



Antonia DePace

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A ‘Miraculous Class of Drugs’ to Increase Accessibility in Lung Cancer

Recent results may lead to more checkpoint inhibitor options and lower treatment prices, giving accessibility to more patients with lung cancer worldwide.


Cecilia Vettraino Strine

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After Cancer, I Focus on the View Ahead

I was diagnosed with a rare cancer in 2007, and it shaped who I am today.


Mary Leban

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How a Young Patient With Cancer Made Me a Better Nurse

An oncology nurse recalls how a young patient with Ewing sarcoma she helped care for taught her about bravery and being honest with patients. Here, she writes how he made her a better nurse.


Anna Mahjar-Barducci

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Compassionate Care Goes A Long Way When Receiving Treatment for Cancer

A patient with cancer recalls how the love her care team showed her during her treatment made such a difference in her journey to recovery. Her hope: That more patients with cancer around the world can find doctors who treat them as a person, and not just a case.


Kristin R. Kelly

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Cancer Is a Strange, Unconventional Fairy Tale

A woman with breast cancer describes her cancer journey as an unconventional fairy tale, with hope scattered within the darkness.


Sherry King

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An Entire Team's Effort to Care for Patients With Cancer

One person credits an entire oncology nurse team for going above and beyond during cancer treatment.


LeAnn Hahn

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An Oncology Nurse Wears Many Hats

A cancer survivor details how her oncology nurse was also a therapist and social worker for patients as they received chemotherapy.


Chris Matthews

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Like a Vessel

A breast cancer survivor writes a poem about feeling adrift after treatment.


Lacey Buchorn

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3 Things Cancer Survivors Need to Remember: From Someone Who Has Been There

“Spending over a third of my life as a cancer survivor, I’ve learned a few lessons along the way,” said Lacey, who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia 13 years ago.


Dr. Thomas J. Re, New York, New York

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My Cancer Guardian Angel Helps Me Focus

I knew that I was only one of Myra Escudero's, M.S.N., RN, many patients, but she made me feel as though I had her full attention and care.