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Stella Herman (Colorectal Cancer Survivor)

Early symptoms My name is Stella Herman. In late 2019, I started to see the blood in my stool. I didn't take any action because I didn't feel any abdominal pain or fever. So in January 2020, I went to the hospital for checkups. They assured me that I was okay. After one week, I called my friend, who was a doctor. He asked me to go for a colonoscopy. I went into town, and I underwent a colonoscopy. It...

Carla (Breast cancer survivor)

Symptoms and diagnosis My name is Carla. I'm 36 years old. I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer while doing medical testing because I wanted to get pregnant this year. My journey started last year in June when I discovered a lump in my breast when I was in a hotel. I called a doctor online. He told me not to worry right now and to make an appointment as soon as I reached my town. One week later,...

Gabrielle Ximena Barragan (Breast Cancer Caregiver)

My encounter with cancer was very sudden. One day I was showering and noticed through self-examination that I had a lump in my right breast and decided to schedule a mammogram since it was already due that year. After the results came, the doctors called me and suggested an Ultrasound scan with a biopsy. I hadn’t heard anything from the doctor, so I assumed everything was well. Encountering Cancer This pandemic began, and I remember having a doctor’s appointment on March...

Carl Narup (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Survivor)

A bit about me Hi, my name is Cole Narup. Two years ago, I was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma that spread to my lymph nodes and skeleton. So it's a stage four type of cancer. My first reaction When the doctor first told me, I couldn't hear anything the doctor was saying. And then I started pacing the room. I didn't know what to do next. It was such foreign news because I was 20 at the time. It was such out-of-place...

Subha Lakshmi (Breast Cancer Caregiver)

Subha Lakshmi is a caregiver to her mother who had breast cancer. She is a 27 year old IT professional. Her mother was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer in April 2018 and passed away in May 2020, after 2 years of treatment. Being the sole financial bearer in her family of four. She took care of her mother financially, emotionally, and physically throughout the journey. Today she shared her panorama of her mother’s cancer journey.  The journey  Back in 2018,...