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BY Jane Root

Cancer has disrupted my life three times over the past 16 years.

The first time was in 2005, when my late husband, Eli, was diagnosed with leukemia. The second time was in the summer of 2008, when I was diagnosed with lymphoma. The third time was in January 2017, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Each of those experiences has taught me something useful. Here are my five most valuable takeaways.

1. Don’t skip...

Cancer survivor and caregiver Jane Root, poses with her arm around her late husband, Eli, who is wearing a tuxedo

BY Devon Carter

If you’ve never heard of double-hit lymphoma or you’re unfamiliar with the specifics of the disease, you’re not alone. This rare and aggressive...

BY Ronda Wendler

Pam Blaine was on top of the world. She’d just graduated with a master’s degree in arts administration and landed a new job with the Utah...

BY Ronda Wendler

Musician Jeff Blankenship was playing guitar in the orchestra pit during a local theatre’s live production of “American Idiot” when he began experiencing severe stomach pains.

“I had to leave in the middle of the show,” he says. “That’s how bad it was.”

The pain, he soon learned, was caused by mantle cell lymphoma, a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Jeff had been diagnosed with and treated for the disease eight...

Photo of Jeff Blankenship playing the computer game he created

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...

BY Amy Lee

In May 2019, a few days after my son’s high school graduation, I woke up to a large lump as hard as a tennis ball on my side. My family and...

BY Devon Carter

B-cell lymphoma isn’t one disease. There are about 63 subtypes, with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) being the most common. A chemotherapy...

BY Devon Carter

CAR T cell therapy has changed the way aggressive B-cell lymphoma is treated. Previously, when patients had a second recurrence after receiving...

BY Molly Adams

Mantle cell lymphoma was classified as a separate type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1992. Since then, it’s historically been one of the most...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Less than a year after three scientists won the 1962 Nobel Prize for unraveling some of DNA’s mysteries, Dennis Morrison, Ph.D., became one...