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Cancer Interviews

Dec 28, 2021

In her late teens, Lexi Mestas was suffering from symptoms of ovarian cancer, but didn’t know they were related to ovarian cancer until undergoing the necessary tests.  Diagnosed with Low-grade Serous Carcinoma, Lexi via debulking surgery, she had both ovaries removed, along with her spleen, appendix, omentum and a...

Nov 27, 2021

Sallie McAdoo brings a rich and varied health care background to her position as medical director of the Kidney Cancer Association. Now in its fourth decade, the KCA is a one-stop destination for information and guidance to those on a journey with kidney cancer.

Nov 2, 2021

Tens of millions worldwide are affected by close to 7,000 rare diseases, some of them cancers. Oftentimes, they have little in the way of support where diagnosis, treatment and aftercare are concerned; but they have a friend in the Rare Disease Interest Group, based at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Oct 7, 2021

Lori Shipman is a survivor of Stage 1A lung cancer. Her journey began with a persistent cough, and after a lengthy chain of events came her diagnosis. But she survived Non-small Cell Adenocarcinoma, and has returned to an active lifestyle, including swimming, kayaking and running.

Sep 26, 2021

Nick Pifani needed three different treatment regimens, but survived Stage Three pancreatic cancer.  It took chemotherapy, then radiation treatment, then a Whipple surgical procedure, but he is in remission and has resumed his active pre-diagnosis life of running, swimming and cycling.