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BY Diane Crutcher

In the spring of 2017, my husband Bill and I were getting ready to travel and do some charitable work. We’d finished raising our children and had been very active in our grandchildren’s lives, so we were looking forward to some time for ourselves.

Then, Bill was diagnosed with myelofibrosis. And all of our plans came to a grinding halt.

Fortunately, we knew what to do. One of our daughters was born with Down syndrome, and...

Myelofibrosis survivor Bill Crutcher and his wife, Diane

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

After completing a course of treatment, there are few words that sound better to a patient than “complete remission.” It’s an indication that...

BY Bill Crutcher

When I was diagnosed with myelofibrosis in March 2017, I didn’t know it was a bone marrow disorder that could turn into leukemia. All I knew...

BY Chris Golding

Without their Native American guide, Sacagawea, to lead them, early American explorers Lewis and Clark might never have survived their journey across unfamiliar territory to the Pacific Ocean — much less succeeded in their quest to explore it and map it on behalf of President Thomas Jefferson.

Most stem cell transplant recipients find themselves in a similar situation: we’re all on a medical adventure of epic proportions, blazing...

Myelodysplastic syndrome survivor Chris Golding, holding a Sacagawea coin

BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy alone isn’t successful in treating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma in pediatric patients, a stem cell transplant...

BY Sarah Zizinia

When Marie Chaplinksy went in for a checkup with her cardiologist in March 2017, she was surprised when she was called back to have her bloodwork...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

By now, most cancer patients and their caregivers know the basic precautions they can take to minimize the risk of contracting the 2019 novel...

BY Devon Carter

Natural killer cells – or NK cells – are part of our immune system. They patrol our bodies for abnormal cells like cancer and destroy them...

BY Marc McCoy

A routine physical exam in October 2015 changed my life. 

Doctors were alarmed by my low white blood cell count and wanted to...

BY Caroline Rose

Statistically speaking, I shouldn’t be alive today. Since being diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin lymphoma at age 27, I’ve suffered two...