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Patience Navigating Patients

Hello! I am Shannon Voelkel, one of the new additions to the Duke Cancer Institute’s Teen and Young Adult Oncology Program. I starte...

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Being Healthy is a Gift

by Samantha Stacey Being healthy is a gift. If you have never been seriously ill, you may not fully understand the sentiment of tha...

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The Reality of Breast Cancer

by Bethany I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in March of 2018 when I was 25 years old and living abroad. As the story n...

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A New Hope

When we meet fellow adolescent & young adult cancer patients, there is also hope. Hope that their treatment works. Hope that their heal...

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Thoughts On Holistic Health

“How long ago?” I heard a man ask, as I stood staring into the seafood case at the supermarket trying to read the fine print...

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Helping Each Other Grow

Hilary Gan, Director of Hospital Programs and Services and Kara Noskoff, Hospital Programs and Services Manager discuss updates with Te...

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Skywalking

Mafalda talks about her anxiety of learning to fly and the similarities of her cancer experience.

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The Day My World Changed

Jeff Bryant, a 6ft 8in former high school basketball star talks about his rigorous battle with Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer...

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The Power of Connection

Hannah, a survivor and advocate for teens and young adults with cancer shares her story and the importance of mental health, connection...

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