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Cancer Interviews

Oct 29, 2022

Karla Chavez had just had her thyroid removed after a diagnosis of thyroid cancer, when she was jolted with more bad news: a diagnosis of Stage II Keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma, a rare form of cervical cancer.  After a battle that included eight rounds of chemotherapy and her learning she would have to wear...


Oct 12, 2022

Rachel Bretbrunner sought medical attention after a pain trip and fall while hiking.  That led to a diagnosis of bone cancer, a rare form of sarcoma.  Rachel loves hiking and camping.  She survived the diagnosis and while she can no longer hike, she is still able to camp.


Oct 9, 2022

Annie Parrish underwent a procedure resulting in the removal of her thyroid, but survived thyroid cancer and has gone on to flourish as a mom and a nurse. This is her story.


Sep 28, 2022

Gillian Lichota saw her life flash before her eyes when she was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer…while she was carrying a child.  Not only did she survive cancer and give birth to a healthy son, but Gillian founded the iRise Above Foundation, a DC-based breast cancer support group.


Sep 16, 2022

When Jeff Moreau detected a lump on the right side of his neck, he saw a doctor.  That visit led to his being diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer.  Jeff survived and has been free of cancer since 2007, but that didn’t stop him from taking an enormous step to help others.  He is the Executive Director of...