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Dr. Charles (Chuck) Wakefield has been living with multiple myeloma in 2003. Today, he is 73 years old and takes part in cycling events to raise awareness to this devastating disease. “I always tell people that if you are going to get cancer,
“It is important to continue to be present. I remember years ago sitting with a friend eating ice cream and watching the sunset. I remember her saying that it is really cool having a friend that I can sit with and not say anything,
“The recurrence did some positive things for me,” artist and filmmaker, Lucia Mauro, reflects on her second bout of ovarian cancer. “It made me live my life with a great sense of urgency because I didn’t know when it would come back.
“It is important for everyone, but especially young women with big dreams to hear this,” reflected Alex Coren about her decision to become a woman millennial entrepreneur in healthcare IT. “It definitely was not easy, but it was extremely worth it.
“I want to live everyday as if it is my last, because I don’t want to leave here with any regrets,” shared Rozzie Brilliant, stage four ovarian cancer survivor. On this episode, Rozzie discusses her diagnosis,
“When I started, if I walked to my mailbox and back, I was exhausted. I’m down about 90 pounds and 10 waist sizes,” reflected Michael Leppo on his weight loss. “That’s all great, but what is really amazing is the amount of energy I have.
“The last words he said to me were mom, I love you, I’m going home,” recounted author Michele Bell on the final moments with her son, Nicky, who she lost at only 18 years old to a rare form of cancer. “At that moment,
Nathan Jones was on vacation visiting his dad in Planeview, Texas at his physician office when a woman drove up. She had heard about the nasal spray my father was giving his patients for children with ear infections and drove eight hours from Arkansas ...
“I was told by my primary care physician that I needed to see a urologist because of my elevated PSA level. I was concerned because we have a family history”, recalled Robert Grant, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Concierge Key Health about a health scare...
“One of the things that saved my life was a commitment to a daily practice,” reflected Katie Owens, the co-founder and president of the Healthcare Experience Foundation, on a significant health scare that shook her and her young family.