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BY Monica G. Saenz

My stepson Roberto Saenz was heading to junior prom in 2009 when his brain tumor symptoms began. As he rode in the limo, he started to have a severe headache and began vomiting. His mother, Debbie, took him to the children’s hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, where doctors diagnosed him with a severe sinus infection.

Growing up, Roberto had had a history of frequent headaches, but they were becoming more painful and medication...

Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma brain tumor survivor Roberto Saenz poses in a 'Team Superman' shirt.

BY Jill Stein

Some days, I look back at my rectal cancer treatment, and I honestly can’t believe how far I’ve come. The fact that I’m not only alive but...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

It’s been more than a year since Jacquiela Dorsey, a stage IV pancreatic cancer patient, met Lady June Bolhorst, a clinical nurse who goes...

BY Allie Moreno

When I was diagnosed with my primary mediastinal large b-cell lymphoma diagnosis in November 2017, I was in the second trimester of my pregnancy. I couldn’t find a lot of advice for pregnant cancer patients, so now I’m doing my part to help others going through a similar experience.

Here are five lessons I learned while undergoing cancer treatment during my pregnancy.

Accept all of the help you are offered


B-cell lymphoma survivor Allie Moreno poses with her pregnant belly.

BY Marivel Preciado

I recently completed radiation therapy, but I’m still waiting to find out if it was successful in destroying a tumor that spread to my lung...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As a registered nurse, Asha Bhandari was familiar with cancer – even less common cancer types, like oral cancer. But she never believed...