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Rare Cancer

Finding an Outlet in the Face of Rare Cancers

Dr. Diane Reidy Lagunes | Posted 03.14.2016 | Impact
Dr. Diane Reidy Lagunes

I've been a medical oncologist for 10 years. Every day I think about my patients and the relationships I've developed with them and their families. Caring for people with cancer is rewarding, inspiring, and profound, but it is not without heartbreak.

No, It's Not Cancer -- It's a Rare Disease

Erin Havel | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

My family did not have other families to talk with, or survivors to hear from. I couldn't explain the pains I was feeling to anyone who understood what I was talking about. At the time, there was only one doctor we found to consult with, and he had very limited knowledge on the subject.

When Seeking a Diagnosis, 'Zebra Roulette' Is No Game

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Today's media messages about diagnosing cancer pose a dilemma: Get tested to detect cancer early, but beware of false positives and make sure you're n...

Welcome to Cancerland

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

A place where chemo drips freely. Hair is a rare sight to be seen. Tubes, treatment, and trials are common occurrences. Hospital bands are shackles bound to the arms of warriors. And cancer is everywhere. Welcome to Cancerland.

Rare Cancer, Rare Doctor

Laura Munson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Munson

Eventually, the cancer came back, and the only hope fell in the hands of a man who has devoted his life's work to finding a cure for Adrenal Cortical Cancer (ACC).