My Cancer Story

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 1:45pm
What do you do when — after planning your life and working hard to achieve your dreams — your plans are interrupted by cancer?
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 1:48pm
I’m not a tanning guy, but my day-to-day job is all outside. Leading up to my diagnosis, I never wore sunscreen.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:58am
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 2:24pm
There was a point in my journey when I said, “That’s it; I give up.” This cancer is so different from others, and I felt that no one knew what I was going through – emotionally, physically or spiritually. I looked different and I couldn’t eat. The feeding tube was one of the hardest parts for me.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:35pm
More than two years ago, when Dr. Bain told me I had pancreatic cancer, my first thought was that nothing can take my 81 years away from me. I’ve had a long, happy life and know what it’s like to overcome hardships and learn important lessons.
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 4:18pm

I was told the tumor was inoperable and I had two years to live if I received chemotherapy and radiation. Just two years.

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 3:20pm

Most stories about cancer don’t begin with the word “luck.” But mine does.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:43am

I hope my story can help someone else, especially other young moms. So many people are depending on you, and it can feel so overwhelming. You’re tired and emotional, but you have to be strong in front of your kids. You don’t want them to worry, and that alone makes it doubly exhausting. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 5:26pm

I was 27-years-old and went to my primary care doctor for a sore shoulder and a cough that only happened when I laughed. Given a recent backpacking trip, it made sense when his initial diagnosis was a shoulder strain. But as an extra precaution, he ordered a chest x-ray. That’s when he found the mass under my sternum, near my heart.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 1:55pm

Six years after treatment for kidney cancer, Robert Kayser reflects on the good fortune that led to his surprise diagnosis, successful surgery, and a healthy retirement filled with bicycling, artisan bread baking and traveling in coastal Alabama.