It took only 45 minutes for leukemia patient Joe Lawrence to receive the stem cells donated by his brother Kevin, but the procedure itself was just the beginning of his quest to bounce back from a life-threatening form of blood cancer. To help him on his path to recovery, Joe volunteered to be one of [...]
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Madan Jagasia, M.D., explains the stem cell transplant process.
Advancements in cancer therapy are helping more patients live longer during and after treatment, but many patients and their families say they need additional assistance to manage the side effects that come with treatment, including fatigue, muscle weakness and psychosocial issues. To help bridge that gap, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has launched the Cancer Wellness Program. [...]
Susan Hahn is moving again – into a new home and into a new stage of life after cancer. The Chicago native had moved to Nashville in January 2009. She was engaged by that July and quickly began planning a big wedding. She and her fiancé had also just begun plans to tear down and [...]
Breast cancer survivor Adrien MacKenzie isn’t satisfied with simply being a cancer “survivor.” She wants to be a “thriver.” “It’s going to be a while before I get over that ‘I just got over chemotherapy’ look,” she acknowledges, “but I don’t want to always identify as ‘the cancer patient’ or ‘cancer survivor’ in the room.” [...]