Best of Cancerwise 2017: 10 of our most-read patient stories of hope

In 2017, dozens of our cancer patients shared the stories of their diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer here on Cancerwise. As they told us about their challenges and fears, they revealed their strength, courage and resilience. And in the process, they each gave us hope. Here are 10 of our most-read patient stories from 2017. Ovarian cancer patient thankful for immunotherapy clinical trial When Cathy Tompkins complained of an unusual pain near her sternum, doctors took an X-ray and told her she was likely constipated. But when her pain persisted, a friend encouraged her to seek a second opinion. She was shocked to receive a stage IV ovarian cancer diagnosis. Find out how Cathy’s benefiting from an immunotherapy clinical trial that’s part of our Moon Shots Program™. Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor adjusts to life after cancer treatment Like many cancer patients, Kimberly Hill thought the hardest part of her lymphoma diagnosis was behind her when she learned she had no evidence of disease. But as she’s discovered, the start of this new chapter – life after cancer – is where the real journey begins. Learn how she’s coping with lingering side effects. Young desmoid tumor survivor gets life back with 17-hour surgery On the back of Alicia Bennett’s favorite T-shirt is her design of a tree with the words, “Go out on a limb.” The shirt honors the 17-hour cancer operation that removed the 23-year-old college student’s watermelon-sized tumor, along with her right arm and breast, chest wall, sternum and six ribs. Here’s how she’s moving forward after cancer treatment. From tonsil cancer survivor to HPV vaccine advocate Scott...