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BY Lany Kimmons

Five years after they got married, high school sweethearts Aly and Josh Taylor felt ready to grow their family. Aly had read that sore breasts could be a pregnancy symptom, so she examined her own, hoping she was pregnant. During the exam, she felt a small lump.

Because she was so young, she assumed it was nothing to worry about. But she got it checked out to be safe. After a biopsy in her Louisiana hometown, she was diagnosed...

Cancerwise blog post: Triple-negative breast cancer survivor Aly Taylor embraces life and family after treatment

BY Lany Kimmons

Kurt Gibson knows life is an amazing race. During his last semester of college, the 22-year-old ultimate Frisbee player began to notice that...

BY Lany Kimmons

Hashmat Effendi has spent much of her life organizing teams of medical professionals from the United States to travel to various developing...

BY Lany Kimmons

Katie Herwig was just 26 years old when a bump on her back started bothering her. She scheduled an appointment with her doctor, who removed it and sent it for a biopsy.

After the doctor asked her to come in to discuss the results, Katie learned that she had stage III melanoma.

“I couldn’t stop crying. It was the worst news I could imagine,” says Katie, who was 22 weeks pregnant with her first child at the time. She now had...

Cancerwise blog post: Katie Herwig with her daughter

BY Lany Kimmons

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. “Acute” means that this leukemia can progress rapidly if not treated...

BY Lany Kimmons

Patients' fertility can be affected both during cancer treatment – when an unplanned pregnancy could be a serious problem – and later, if...

BY Lany Kimmons

In the summer of 2012, doctors removed a mole from Vince Leseney’s shoulder. After a biopsy, the musical theater voice instructor and actor...