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Debra Owens, manager of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UVA Children’s Hospital, developed a cervical artery dissection last year. Thanks to the early diagnosis and treatment she received at UVA, Deb is now on the path to full recovery.
Nobody knows quite what to do or what to say when they’ve just found out a dear friend has cancer. I wouldn’t know how to help a friend with cancer if I hadn’t had it, but because I have, I…
The importance of doctors visits and annual checkups is serious. Find our top ten reasons that you should get yours scheduled today.
Bedsores, or pressure ulcers, may develop when a cancer patient is bedridden or confined to a wheelchair. Because bedsores can become infected and lead to complications, patients and caregivers should know the signs as well as how to prevent them.
My battle with cancer started in 1994. There was an unusual mole on the back of my left shoulder blade. I had it removed and they told me it was stage 2 melanoma.
I am the definition of someone who is at high risk for cancer. My aunt died from ovarian cancer at age 51. My mom passed away from breast cancer at 48.
When you find out someone in your family has cancer, you feel terrible for them. That’s happened to me three times.
Upon her diagnosis at the age of 42 with a common form of breast cancer called intraductal carcinoma, Janice Brock made a choice. She chose to be a survivor.
One day a few years ago, I noticed some strange tissue in my left breast. I went to the hospital for a mammogram, which led to a needle biopsy. The biopsy confirmed I had breast cancer.
Both natives to Culpeper, Frances and Charles (Charlie) met as teenagers. Frances worked part time at a local grocery store while Charlie fueled his passion for working with automobiles.