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Stories that Inspire

Faces & Voices of Cancer In-Depth: Dr. Pam Davis, Wellbotics Founder

Dr. Pam Davis has had a passion for technology and academic research since she was young. She earned a doctorate degree in instructional media and technology from Columbia University and became a technology teacher. After teaching for more than 20 years, Dr. Davis’s passion for robotics and technology had to…...

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How Cancer Kick-Started a Lymphoma Survivor’s Business Idea

When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, friends and family want to do something to show their support and care for the patient. This often includes sending flowers, a card or cooking meals for the patient and their family. Unfortunately, many patients are immunosuppressant while going through cancer and…...

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Blindsided by Thyroid Cancer: Brittany’s Story

Next month, we acknowledge Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month through September. Thyroid cancer is one of the most curable cancers. It has a 95% five-year survival rate and can typically be removed with surgery. Though many individuals diagnosed with thyroid cancer may feel optimistic about their treatment, there are still countless…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In-Depth: Andrea Andrade

If anyone met Andrea Andrade today, they would be introduced to a beauty pageant queen, motivational speaker, philanthropist and cancer advocate. She’s volunteered and donated to cancer centers in her hometown of Fresno, California and buys wigs for women going through chemo. What you may not know is the incredible…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Dr. Joshua Mansour

Dr. Joshua Mansour has spent his time in hospitals since he was a young teenager. In his middle school years, he volunteered in hospitals and clinics around his hometown of Los Angeles. His early passion for medicine led him to his current practice as an oncologist and hematologist who specializes…...

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A Letter of Hope from a Mother and Cancer Survivor

On December 1, 2009 at age 41, I was diagnosed with Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, aka Bile Duct Cancer—a very rare, aggressive and difficult to treat type of cancer. Just 20 days after being diagnosed, I was having surgery to remove the tumor, along with 2/3 of my liver. Despite the surgery,…...

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Faces and Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Desiree Maldonado

Desiree Maldonado’s story began around Thanksgiving 2014. She received a notice in the mail for her annual mammogram. It’s the holidays, Desiree thought as she tore it up and threw it in the trash, I don’t have time for this. A couple of years earlier, doctors found dense tissue in…...

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Faces and Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Tara Dunsmore

Being given a devastating diagnosis doesn’t have to mean your life is over and Tara Dunsmore is proof of that. Diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39, she was aware of what the prognosis was: not good. As a nurse she had seen firsthand the toll cancer takes…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Andy Danziger

Shaina Danziger was thriving as a successful high-end fashion model in Europe. She appeared in magazines such as Vogue and Glamour. Her world changed forever when her father, Andy, called her from his home in New York in October 2011. “Sit down,” he told her, and proceeded to explain that…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Amaey Shah

In 2005, Purvi Shah’s son, Amaey, was diagnosed with leukemia at just three years old. From that point on, life was no longer as Purvi and her family knew it. During the first year of treatment Amaey was in and out of the hospital—more in than out. Many hours were…...

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