The Stories of Survivorship

The Stories of Survivorship

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Shanika Smith | Breast Cancer Survivor

Shanika Smith | Breast Cancer Survivor

“Having breast cancer has taught me so much. It has made me have hope. Even at the worst moments, I just took one day at a time. I am glad for every day. There are good days and bad days, but the good always outnumber the bad. Never give up hope. Get a great support […]

Nancy Johnson | Breast Cancer Survivor

Nancy Johnson | Breast Cancer Survivor

“I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2010 and again in November 2011. When you have cancer, sweating the small stuff isn’t an option. This experience has made me a much more relaxed person. Every day is beautiful. I found my greatest source of comfort from my faith in Jesus. I would tell someone […]

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Milton White | Sarcoma Survivor

Milton White | Sarcoma Survivor

“Finding out I had cancer was an about face and real shock. Even though I have had it for five years, things have gotten easier as I got better. I still had bad days, but even they were much easier over time. My family and friends were there with me in the waiting room and […]

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Valerie Kane | Multiple Myeloma Survivor

Valerie Kane | Multiple Myeloma Survivor

“When I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in March 2008, my local oncologist recommended that I come to UAMS for treatment. I’ve been in remission since a few months after I arrived. Over the years, I’ve met people who started treatment elsewhere and were told that nothing else could be done. Then they came here. […]

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Tom Seliga | Squamous Cell Carcinoma Survivor

Tom Seliga | Squamous Cell Carcinoma Survivor

“I had heart surgery on Dec. 24, 2008, and they found the cancer at about the same time. Dr. James Suen performed a radical neck dissection at UAMS in April 2009. Then I followed up with chemo and radiation at Highlands Oncology Group in Rogers, which is closer to my home. We were never able […]

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Frances Egelanian | Multiple Myeloma Survivor

Frances Egelanian | Multiple Myeloma Survivor

“I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1998. Having cancer has made my faith stronger. I look to God first and then to my doctor. When you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, you have to have hope and faith. You also need to think of the future. That has always helped me. Suffering isn’t always the […]

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Heidi Brodmarkle | Breast Cancer Survivor

Heidi Brodmarkle | Breast Cancer Survivor

“I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in February 2012, although I suspected something was wrong before that. At the time I lived in Maryland, and that’s where I received my initial treatment. As an officer in the Army National Guard, I was transferred to Arkansas in June. I continued my chemo and radiation […]

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Theresa Yatsko | Esthesioneuroblastoma survivor

Theresa Yatsko | Esthesioneuroblastoma survivor

“Every day I wake up and feel blessed for being given a chance to live today, rain or shine. I choose to live and fight for tomorrow. I was originally diagnosed with esthesioneuroblastoma, also known as olfactory neuroblastoma, on July 1, 2012. The cancer spread to my spine, hip bone and lymph nodes. The most […]

David Wright | Colorectal Cancer Survivor

David Wright | Colorectal Cancer Survivor

“I had cancer, but cancer never had me. I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in December 2008. My wife was with me from the start to the end. Even when I had a difficult day or week, she was right there by my side. Now that I’m out of treatment I plan to spend more […]

Cancer by Seymour Berger

Cancer by Seymour Berger

Cancer will be the word of the past Our researchers will find a cure that will last Never give up any hope, always look ahead Things that are changing is going to make cancer dead Countless of people with this horrible disease For the light that cast upon them, they shall be please Never think […]