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Shannon Miller won seven Olympic medals during her gymnastics career.
September 16, 2021

Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller: Accepting help was essential to ovarian cancer recovery

Gymnast Shannon Miller captivated the world on her way to Olympic gold. Now the seven-time Olympic medalist and women's...

Ovarian Cancer
Leslie Heffernan, with her dog, Bella.
September 02, 2021

Triathlete on winning the cancer race

In 2018, Leslie Heffernan, then 58, was training for a triathlon. The Massachusetts resident has always been active and ran, swam, and...

Ovarian Cancer

Judy Congdon, second to right, with her children and husband.
August 03, 2021

Skin cancer diagnosis highlights importance of annual checks

Judy Congdon is fair skinned, light eyed, and freckles easily. Those qualities alone are risk factors for many types of...

Skin Cancer
Kidneys, which are located under the rib cage, play a vital role in removing waste and toxins from the body.
April 13, 2021

Study shows kidney transplants between people with HIV is safe

A growing number of people with HIV have end-stage kidney disease. They're also nearly three times more likely to...

Kidney Transplant

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer diagnosed in women, after skin cancer.
December 22, 2020

Breast cancer: What you need to know

Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the U.S. and is the second most common type of cancer...

Breast Cancer
For women with high-risk breast cancer, physical activity is linked to longer survival and a lower risk of their cancer returning.
December 10, 2020

NIH breast cancer research roundup

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) helps fund thousands of studies nationwide to better understand and treat breast cancer, which will...

Breast Cancer

Ashli Brown with her husband and daughter.
November 12, 2020

Diagnosed when pregnant: A young mom’s breast cancer story

Ashli Brown of Chicago was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019 at age 29, when she was six months pregnant. I was...

Breast Cancer
Worta McCaskill-Stevens, M.D., M.S., studies breast cancer's impact on diverse populations.
November 10, 2020

Improving outcomes for African American women with breast cancer

Worta McCaskill-Stevens, M.D., M.S., has spent much of her career advancing research that supports women with breast cancer,...

Breast Cancer

Cheryll Plunkett, middle, with her daughter, son, and husband.
October 29, 2020

Cheryll Plunkett never stops fighting

Cheryll Plunkett of Medway, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 and diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2015. I was diagnosed in 2002, 13...

Breast Cancer
Adamari López with her daughter, Alaïa.
October 15, 2020

Breast cancer at 33: Telemundo host Adamari López leads with laughter

Every weekday morning, Adamari López helps hundreds of thousands of viewers wake up with the Telemundo show, "Un Nuevo Día,"...

Breast Cancer

Personal Story

Lily Taylor and her boyfriend, Kevin, at her family's RV plant. Kevin supported Lily through her difficult cervical cancer treatment and recovery.
March 30, 2020

Cervical cancer survivor urges young people to get HPV vaccine

Think of someone you know who loves to laugh and can make everyone around them laugh. Now, imagine that person...

Cervical Cancer, Personal Story, Women
Heather Quintal practiced yoga and meditation during her cancer treatment.
April 05, 2019

Young woman fights melanoma and gives back

In May 2012, 22-year-old new college graduate Heather Quintal was excited to begin a career at an accounting firm in Boston....

Skin Cancer, Cancer, Personal Story