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Nancy’s Story (Bipolar Disorder)

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At age 17, I had my first of many manic episodes. The symptoms were promptly subdued with anti-psychotic medicine (because that is what the doctors saw, therefore that was what they treated). Never mind that I had extrapyramidal symptoms (arms drawn up like a kangaroo, stiffness in the joints, coating …

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Casey’s Story (Colon Cancer)

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I was diagnosed with colon cancer in October 2014, at the age of 34. I had been having lower back pain for a few months but ignored that and other warning signs my body was trying to give me. My friends and family finally urged me to go to the …

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Elizabeth’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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I’ve always been a healthy person. I work out regularly, hold a full-time job as a customer service person, and I am the mother of 3 amazing kids. I eat well with the occasional treat and overall, I lead a well-balanced lifestyle. My two oldest children, my sons, are from …

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Monica’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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After years of not getting a mammogram, I decided I had to start looking out for me. I ended up at the doctor with chest pain. To get the mammogram results I had to have a regular physician. I’m so lucky I chose the one I did: She made all …

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Paula’s Story (Thyroid Cancer)

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In 2012, while having an MRI of my neck and spine, two tiny nodules were discovered on my otherwise healthy thyroid. After a biopsy was indeterminate, I had surgery to remove the right half of my thyroid.  Pathology confirmed the nodules were malignant papillary thyroid cancer, so the other half …

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Erin’s Story (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma)

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Every cancer survivor’s story is beautiful, and this one is mine. My joy in life is being the wife of a fireman for 23 years, a mom of 3 kids who are all active-duty military members (1 ARMY, 2 MARINES), and a full-time ER Nurse. In 2017, after several attempts …

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