Survivor of the Week

Survivor of the Week

Hope’s Story

My story began when I was 15. I went to the doctor with a fever and they found my blood pressure was three digits over three digits. After rechecking several times, it was obvious something was wrong. I ended up at Vanderbilt. I had tumors in and around my adrenal glands, called pheochromocytoma. After a …

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Lee’s Story

As with all cancers my diagnosis was unexpected, sudden and without warning. I was healthy, at least I thought I was, and living a full and happy life. No symptoms at all until one night I had a massive bleed when passing water. I didn’t panic or even expect the worst as I thought it …

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Alice’s Story

In May, 2015, my daughter suggested I see a dermatologist about a spot on my forehead. It was diagnosed as pleomorphic t-cell lymphoma. My dermatologist sent me to a lymphoma oncologist at The University of Kansas Cancer Center because this was a rare cancer. My husband suggested I go there since it is a National …

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Meagan’s Story

Three years ago, on November 18th, 2016 I was diagnosed with stage 4B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. On November 23, 2016, I would be starting chemo for the very first time. They said we needed to start right away, there was no time to wait. I had only weeks to live. It’s a journey that I never …

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Vicki’s Story

Let me start by saying I have never smoked a day in my life, so when I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer I was floored. My original diagnosis was in 2006. Battled with chemotherapy and radiation for 14 months. My second diagnosis was in 2012. 24 chemotherapy treatments later and cancer free. My most recent …

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