Patient Stories

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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Ed’s Story: The Impact of Modern Medicine and Clinical Trials on My Lung Cancer

Meet Ed Cutler, a lung cancer survivor and advocate from Tampa, Fla., as he shares the ups and downs of his treatment journey; from standard care to two clinical trials, to help others understand the positive impact innovative therapies can have.

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Clinical Trial MythBusters: What Is the Value of Diversity in Clinical Trials?

Is diversity, gender, age and ethnicity important in clinical trials? Mel Mann, a 20+ year CML survivor and a a highly respected leader in the field of clinical oncology weigh in.

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Blindsided by a Second Cancer

How can patients cope with facing a second cancer? What lessons learned from the first can be applied to this new treatment journey? Watch now to find out first-hand from patient advocate Carol Preston.

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A Family Affair: How a Strong Support System Can Benefit Everyone Involved

Developing a strong support system is vital for everyone involved in the journey with cancer. How can family and friends help improve health outcomes? Watch now to find out.

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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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How Can Lung Cancer Patients Navigate Between Different Doctors’ Opinions?

How do lung cancer patients initiate a second opinion conversation? What is the best way to process differing expert opinions?

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The Start of My Lung Cancer Journey

What does the start of a lung cancer journey look like? Watch as Fredrik Johansson, diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer at age 35 a few days after running a marathon, shares his story.

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What Are the Best Actionable Resources Available for Lung Cancer Patients?

What resources are available to me during lung cancer treatment? A lung cancer survivor, oncology nurse and social worker weigh in.

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