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BY Devon Carter

Cancer is defined by where it starts and not by where it spreads. Where it starts helps determine how it’s treated and even the way people refer to it, such as with lung cancer, breast cancer or kidney cancer, to name a few. Even if cancer cells spread to other parts of the body – called metastatic disease – cancer is still treated based on where it first occurred.

But sometimes, the origin of metastatic cancer isn’t known. This...

Illustration of patient with unknown diagnosis

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,...