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BY Ronda Wendler

Betsy Lucas was five months pregnant when a curious dime-sized lump arose on her neck.

Her family doctor thought it was likely an inflamed lymph node caused by a recent sinus infection. But a biopsy revealed Betsy had Burkitt lymphoma, a fast-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that occurs most often in young adults and children.

“I was stunned,” Betsy says. “The bump appeared out of nowhere, overnight.”

Pregnancy...

Betsy Lucas holding 10-month-old Aurelia

BY Cynthia DeMarco

The test results are back. You’ve talked to the doctor and learned you have cancer.

Whether it’s your first cancer diagnosis or your...

BY Ronda Wendler

Jenn Myers was scrolling through Facebook while waiting for her chemotherapy session to start last April when a post caught her attention....

BY Devon Carter

Holiday celebrations look a lot different this year because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It’s a difficult time for everyone, but it can be especially hard for people with weaker immune systems, like our cancer patients and survivors.

“It’s safest for our immunocompromised patients to limit their exposure to people outside of their household, so this holiday season may feel like a very lonely time,” says our infectious...

Illustration of heart in hands with snowy background

BY Lindsey Garner

Kasey Marsh has always been a creative person. She ran her own professional photography business for over a decade, and has drawn and painted...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Last updated Aug. 11, 2020

Cancer patients are uniquely vulnerable to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, because their immune systems...

BY Ronda Wendler

Shelly Ward is a trailblazer. As one of only a few female airplane pilots with the U.S. Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration...

BY Molly Adams

Facing a cancer diagnosis or caring for someone during cancer treatment can be extremely stressful. And, when you’re dealing with stress,...

BY Katie Brooks

Georgia Wilson, 24, remembers the first time she shared her own cancer experience to help someone else. She was sitting in the lobby of MD...

BY Meagan Raddatz

As I learned when I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer earlier this year, there’s a lot of scary and unfamiliar territory to deal with when...