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Mailet Lopez
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Mailet Lopez is a breast cancer survivor who founded IHadCancer.com, a social support network for cancer fighters, survivors, and supporters focused on creating connections that help people deal with cancer peer-to-peer. A Cuban exile and digital pioneer, Mailet is also co-founder of the award-winning digital agency Squeaky Wheel Media, which was formed in 2001 and is both an Ad Age "Small Agency of the Year" recipient and an INC 5000 "Fastest-Growing Company." By leveraging her expertise as a technologist and her personal experience with cancer, Lopez worked to craft what she believes will be a game-changer in battling cancer—empowering patients to become their own health advocates.

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How to Improve the Doctor-Patient Relationship: An Open Letter to Future Physicians

(15) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 11:16 AM

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Dear Future Physicians,

You will be the most important person in the world to her.

You will be the last thing she thinks about when she goes to sleep and the first thing she thinks about when she wakes up. She...

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What Would You Say to Cancer If You Only Had Five Words?

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 4:32 PM

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Everyone who meets me knows that I had cancer. If they don't upon first handshake or hug, they will quickly thereafter. Not because of any physical side effect; my scar is barely noticeable and I'm healthier than I ever was before. They know...

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Open Your Eyes and Jump In: 10 Stunning Underwater Portraits of Cancer Survivors

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 3:30 PM

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Before cancer changed my life, everything seemed to move at such a fast pace that often times it was hard to take a moment to breathe deeply, clear my mind, and enjoy myself. I was so occupied with life's daily challenges and juggling...

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I'll Take the Lumpectomy, a Small Dose of Chemo and a Side of Acupuncture, Please

(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 1:19 PM

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No one chooses cancer. It comes out of left field and forcefully throws you into battle, whether you're "prepared" or not. It comes at a hyper-fast speed and leaves you stuck in a world of life choices. You quickly realize that the...

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