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Stories that Inspire

From Certified Nursing Assistant to Patient: Life on the Other Side of the Bed

Hearing the word ‘cancer’ often sends chills down the spine and sends goosebumps up the neck. It is one of the most intimidating diseases, especially as it can affect nearly any part of the body. Though for some, cancer is a normal part of daily life. Jenny Dziuba, who works…...

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Beating Colorectal Cancer at Age 23: Faith Kept Me Going

Most women will say that their twenties were some of the best years of their life. They’re young, carefree, and have their whole life ahead of them. At age 23, Jasmine Petross would have said the same. Her life was filled with fun-loving friends, supportive family, and plenty of opportunities…...

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How the New York Institute of Beauty is Redefining Care for Cancer Patients

Medical professionals and researchers are continuously finding incredible breakthroughs in cancer treatment. As treatment options continue to progress, Linda Giardinello founder of New York Institute of Beauty, has identified a major gap in the spa and salon industry. The New York Institute of Beauty has been training salon and spa…...

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Feliz Navi-dog: How One Pup Brings Holiday Cheer to Cancer Patients

As the holiday season approaches, there seems to be an increase of generosity and selflessness amongst the general public. Everyone seems to be in a giving frame of mind as the holiday cheer embraces them. People are more receptive to donating to charitable causes or volunteering their time to improve…...

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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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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Ella’s Story

For all of the celebrations that come with parenthood, there are also many unique challenges. Though these challenges differ from one family to another, all parents share the ultimate goal of keeping their children healthy and happy. September, nationally recognized as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, shines a spotlight on one…...

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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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