BY Eva Suarez

Discovering I had bone cancer when I was only 12 forced me to mature very quickly. Doctors found a growth about the size of an orange in my pelvis, after a pain in my left leg got really bad over the summer of 2014.

The diagnosis was osteosarcoma. Surgery is usually a part of the treatment. But because the tumor was so close to some vital nerves, almost every doctor my parents consulted recommended amputation. If I’d stayed in...

Childhood osteosarcoma survivor Eva Suarez