Patient Stories

Choosing to Stay Together Despite a Chronic Condition: Sandra and Casey’s Cancer Love Story

Meet MPN survivor Sandra Dillon, as she shares her experience participating in a clinical trial and successful response with fedratinib. Watch now to hear her story.

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What Are the Key Steps to Early Cancer Detection?

How can people be better about identifying cancer in early stages? Tune in to hear Tricia Laursen share a three-step process for diagnosing cancer as early as possible.

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From Holistic Health Guru to Patient Advocate: The Importance of Respecting Evidence-Based Medicine

Myeloma patient and author Cherie Rineker shares how her perspective shifted from holistic care to becoming a myeloma treatment research advocate. Watch to learn why.

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Advice From Cancer Survivor Sajjad Iqbal on Becoming an Empowered Patient

We spoke with Dr. Sajjad Iqbal on his experience with head and neck cancer. Watch as he describes his personal perseverance and commitment to being an empowered patient.

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Michele Nadeem-Baker: Weapons for Fighting the Flu and Colds

CLL patient Michele Nadeem-Baker shares her top seven weapons needed to keep healthy as a cancer patient during cold and flu season.

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“No One Grows Up Dreaming to Become a Patient Advocate”

In 2011, Bettina Ryll's husband was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma, and he died less a year after his diagnosis. In this video, Bettina talks about how she became a patient advocate.

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T.J. Sharpe: Beating Cancer Mentally and Emotionally

T.J. Sharpe, melanoma survivor and patient advocate, talks about his experience of coping with anxiety and the recurrence of melanoma and how family plays an integral role in support through the process.

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Melanoma Survivors Speak: How Clinical Trials Saved My Life

Melanoma survivors and patient advocates T.J. Sharpe and Martha Bishop discuss their journey in their searches for the best treatment. Both T.J. and Martha had to muddle through a couple medicines to find the one that worked best for them.

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Don’t Lose Hope, An Advanced Melanoma Survivor Speaks

T.J. Sharpe, a melanoma survivor and patient advocate, discusses his diagnosis with melanoma and how he almost didn’t catch it in time. His new goal is to help support other patients in their own diagnosis and to spread the word about the importance of life.

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Page last updated on November 7, 2013