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.
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A cancer survivor. A heart attack victim. Pediatric patients. Be inspired by medical stories from ordinary people who’ve had extraordinary challenges. Hear about the health problems and transformations of our patients.
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.
This is the second story in a two-part series about genetic heart rhythm disorders. Yesterday, we told you about how genetic testing gave a family answers after a tragedy. Adrian Chance, 40, has always been the picture of health. He’s a former high school football star and works as a…
Kathy Cundiff loves the waves of the ocean, especially since she was raised on the coast of Virginia. Now that she is a mother of two in Culpeper, she is focused on waves of a different kind — the electrical waves of her heart. Doing so just may have saved her…
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.
Angelo Dacus, MD, is upfront with his patient, Lisa Green. [caption id="attachment_8257" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr. Dacus works at the UVA Hand Center, as an expert orthopedic surgeon.[/caption] “Most of the time these can heal with therapy, a splint, rest. “ He nods at her elbow, which she holds, in pain.…
Every week we’re publishing the winning poems from April’s medical poetry contest. This week’s poem was a runner-up in Category II: How Sick Did You Get? Untitled By Bonnie Carey The worst ailment that on me befell Was an abdominal cyst that did swell Of alarming surprise Was its Guinness…
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