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Patient Stories

Kelly Jo Carley
‘Don’t Have That Stigma:’ Son raises awareness, research funding for endometrial cancers in memory of his mom

“Even if this helps raise awareness for one person, don’t hide it. Don’t be embarrassed to talk about these things with your friends and family, and especially your doctor.”

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Laura Jacko & Lauren Kowal
From NICU to Playdates: Friends bonding over common experience could lead to better science

“I’m always about anything that happened to me being turned around to help future women”

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Mary Beth Mathews
‘What Else Would You Name Her?’: A breast cancer patient, a pregnancy, and a doctor’s belief in the power of decisionmaking

“We were so impressed with the hospital and the people. So what else would you name her?”

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Aimee DiCicco-Ruhl
Living Like There Is No More Bad News

“When I was officially cancer-free, Dr. Brufsky told me I had to live like there is no more bad news.”

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Pallavi Tiwari
A Common Infection, A New Mom and the Fight of a Lifetime

“As a new mom, you sometimes feel like you have to put your own recovery aside for the needs of your newborn. But you matter – your recovery matters.”

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Megan’s Story

“I will forever be grateful for the peace of mind that Magee gave me, and the knowledge that the trials that I faced would be used to improve diagnosis and treatment for future patients”

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Maria Karous
Mesh Surgery to Solve Decades of Incontinence Is ‘Life-changing’

“There was such a great freedom, knowing I didn’t have to use pads, that I had control.”

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Riley Balcita
As 10-year-old Stares Down Leukemia, Procedure Fights to Preserve His Future Ability to Have Children

“I never really knew anybody who had cancer. So this was a whole different realm.”

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Jocelyn Park
Prematurity Month: A story of hope

“[My daughter] was discharged the day before Mother’s Day and a few days before my birthday. It was a wonderful gift.”

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