Hear From Our Cancer Survivors

Hear From Our Cancer Patients

Chris Parrish - Pancreatic Cancer Patient

I was working out four times a week and in great shape. I had always been on the go and eating whenever I could find time. Friends noticed that I had lost a lot of weight, but I just thought it was due to my active lifestyle. During this time, I was constantly having stomach problems. My doctors recommended over-the-counter drugs and thought nothing of it. For a month, I also had constant diarrhea. Again, my doctors found nothing wrong.

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Dawn Jones - Breast Cancer Patient

My cancer journey began in 2000. On the same day that I discovered a lump in my breast, my mother had a heart attack. I immediately flew from my home in New York to Virginia to be with her and my siblings.

When I got back to New York, I went to my doctor’s office for a biopsy. That’s when I received the diagnosis: inflammatory breast cancer. I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it; there was no history of cancer in my family.

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