Category Cancer Patient Stories

Living with stage IV liver cancer

By Marie Allen-Hadge I don’t think the day you are diagnosed with a terminal disease is ever erased from memory. I remember going to the emergency room on May 31, 2019, with severe abdominal, shoulder, and back pain. After an…

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Tips from a two-time breast cancer patient

In July 2013, then 27-year-old Lindsay was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma ER/PR+ HER2- breast cancer. She soon made her way to Dana-Farber’s Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers and, with her doctors, made the choice to have a…

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Cancer

“My cancer diagnosis was a great opportunity,” says John Shumate. “You didn’t expect me to say that, did you?” John was diagnosed with stage IV B Hodgkin lymphoma in May 2010. Since then, he has traveled the country seeking out…

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From the Bridge to the Walk: Hannah the Hero

Each fall, pediatric patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund Clinic stand along the bridge connecting Dana-Farber’s Dana and Yawkey buildings, waving down to participants in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. This moment has become a…

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