Jen’s Story: An Announcement – From MBC to Sarcoidosis and Beyond

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we bring you Jen’s story… Jen is a seven-year breast cancer survivor, though she still struggles with that term. At 32, she was mistakenly diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She was treated for metastatic breast cancer for four-and-a-half years before her doctors concluded that she was in remission … Read more>>

Trials and Tribulations: Navigating the Clinical Trial Space

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After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2014, Karen J. Ribler, a retired association director from Washington, D.C., became an active volunteer within the ovarian cancer community. She helps educate student doctors and nurses through the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance’s Survivors Teaching Students program, and serves on the Board of Directors for Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Coalition/Rhonda’s … Read more>>

Alan’s Story: I have a Rare Disease and I am Crossing Borders – #RareDiseaseDay2018

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Our guest post on this Rare Disease Day 2018 comes from Alan who lives in Whales and is fighting ataxia head on. Alan is raising awareness of this disease through his blog and on social media. Connect with Alan to learn more: www.ataxiaandme.org Facebook @ataxiaandme Twitter @ataxiaandme Instagram @ataxia_and_me Alan’s Story I have a Rare … Read more>>

Rennie’s Story: Looking So Good, Feeling So Bad – Living with MS

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Our guest blog post today comes from Rennie R., an MS patient advocate, public speaker, and retired high school teacher, who has been living with multiple sclerosis since June 2003. She shares what it’s like to live with the invisible symptoms of MS, when you “look so good” but actually feel so bad. Visit Rennie’s … Read more>>

Heather’s Story: Hope Is The Fuel We Run On #PURASyndrome

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Heather Bowie shares the story of her son Aidan and his rare disorder known as PURA Syndrome in this week’s guest post. Read more about Aidan on his mother’s blog at Family Synapse http://familysynapse.com . For information about sponsoring or attending the PURA Syndrome Conference June 23-25, 2017 in Philadelphia,  visit the PURA Syndrome Foundation website at https://www.purasyndrome.org/conference17. Also … Read more>>

Family History, Clinical Trials, Mammograms and Mastectomy: Marla’s Breast Cancer Story

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Our latest guest post in our month long series dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness comes from Marla Wexler, a breast cancer survivor whose powerful image and quote about mastectomy went viral when it was first posted on Instagram nearly 2 years ago. MarlaJan Wexler is 35 years old, was born with tetralogy of Fallot, a … Read more>>

Cynthia’s Breast Cancer Story: Trilogy of Terror

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Throughout the month of October, we are dedicating our blog to stories of breast cancer. This blog post, from guest blogger Cynthia, is the fourth in our series. Cynthia is the mother of 3 fabulous now-grown homeschooled children, now married to the love of her life and living in wooded, wedded bliss in a tiny … Read more>>

Claudia’s Story: The Faces of Breast Cancer

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Throughout the month of October, we are dedicating our blog to stories of breast cancer. This blog post from guest blogger Claudia is the third in our series. Claudia Schmidt, a working mom with two teens, writes a blog about life after her breast cancer experience in February of 2010.  You can follow her at … Read more>>

Breast Cancer: Amy’s Story

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Throughout the month of October, we are dedicating our blog to stories of breast cancer. This blog post from guest blogger Amy is the second in our series. Amy is a later Baby Boomer, married nearly 40 years, three children, one teenage granddaughter and three cats. After raising her children and caring for her ill … Read more>>

Breast Cancer: We all have a story to share

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide with nearly 1.7 million new cases diagnosed in 2012. Breast cancer is different than other diseases.  At HealthiVibe, we speak to thousands of patients from around the world, representing a variety of conditions.  In many cases, as much as … Read more>>