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BY Cynthia DeMarco

How do you explain cancer — or the effects of cancer treatment — to a young child? How do manage everyday life when one of your own children has cancer? How do you make the most of your support system when facing a cancer diagnosis yourself — even if you’re hundreds of miles away from home? These are just a few of the topics our patients and caregivers explored on our Cancerwise blog this year.

Here’s some of the best advice they...

Breast cancer survivor Ashley Rivera with her son, Brayden

BY Simone Dobbs

Before my liposarcoma diagnosis in November 2017, I was spending a lot of time at the gym. My focus was on improving my physical strength...

BY Fabi Powell

My late husband, Josh, was diagnosed with stage IV synovial sarcoma — a rare type of soft tissue cancer — in November 2014. He fought the...

BY Fabi Powell

My late husband and I had only known each other for a couple of months when he was diagnosed with stage IV synovial sarcoma — a rare type of soft tissue cancer — in November 2014.

I’d just helped a close friend with a breast cancer diagnosis, so I knew what a battle with cancer looked like and what it would take to get through it. My heart was broken. But I also knew that Josh and I shared something very special...

Cancerwise blog post: After Josh Powell died of synovial sarcoma, a type of soft tissue sarcoma, his widow shares how his positivity continues to inspire her.

BY Brendan Locke

My late wife, Melissa, was diagnosed with stage IV synovial sarcoma — a rare type of soft tissue cancer — in January 2016. She died from complications...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

In 2017, dozens of our cancer patients shared the stories of their diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer here on Cancerwise. As they...

BY Kate Huggins

I would like to say I survived cancer twice by being a positive person. But that’s not entirely true. Cancer was the hardest thing in...

BY Emmie Gooch

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, I remember thinking that if someone in our family had to face this disease, I was glad it...

BY Brittany Cordeiro

On the back of Alicia Bennett’s favorite T-shirt is her design of a tree with the words, “Go out on a limb.”

The shirt honors the 17...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Fort Worth resident Susan Pratt was playing tennis in June 1995, when she realized she couldn't feel the left side of her gum line.