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BY Mike Zenner

I’m an average guy that has never been that concerned about my health care. But once I got into my 60s, I started doing annual exams and cancer screenings. I’m a native Houstonian and after spending most of our married life here, my wife Marie and I relocated to the Fredericksburg area after retirement.

When I had my annual physical exam done there in February 2020, blood work showed my prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels...

Prostate cancer survivor Mike Zenner with his wife, Marie

BY Karrie Fath

When I first noticed what I thought was a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck, I thought it was just an infection coming on. It...

BY Chuck Williams

In 2001, I was 31 years old, working full time and engaged to be married. I had no symptoms or abnormalities. But one day, I noticed a knot...

BY Eva Orbach

During a routine physical exam in June 2010, my doctor expressed concern about a possible heart abnormality. A CT scan showed my heart was fine, but there was a tumor on my lung. After a biopsy, I learned I had lung cancer. I was completely shocked; I’d had no symptoms.

I’ve always been naturally optimistic and was determined to remain positive that everything would turn out for the best.

During that time, my husband...

Eva Orbach

BY Cynthia DeMarco

One of the most difficult aspects of treating lung cancer with radiation therapy is determining the best way to deliver it. Ideally, doctors...

BY Cookie Frank

In early 2020, I started experiencing front-facing falls. I didn’t have any other symptoms, though, so I didn’t think much of it. That is,...

BY Amanda Hack

When my son, Sawyer, was just two years old, we started to notice that he had swelling on the left side of his face. I saw what looked like...

BY Mandi Pike

I always thought of lung cancer as a smoker’s disease, so I was pretty astonished when I received my own diagnosis in December 2019. I’d been...

BY Christine Pena

In Sept. 2019, I discovered a rock-hard bump on my son Logan’s chest. The next day, an X-ray revealed a soft tissue mass on his chest. A CT...

BY Shelby Brimley

When Charlie was eight weeks old, I noticed his legs had become limp. We took him to the ER and discovered he had a large tumor compressing...