Cancer Education Center

Welcome to the Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center page. Our goal is to empower patients and their supporters to become active partners in their health care by providing relevant information, increasing knowledge and learning from one another’s experiences. Follow the Cancer Education Center page and stay up-to-date as we post accurate and timely cancer-related information on topics such as cancer prevention, risks, treatments, clinical trials, end-of-life care, and survivorship. No matter where you are in your journey, we are here to help.

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What is your story?

By Wendy Hanson, MPH, @wendyhanson

 

What is your story

Meet Claire. At age 20, Claire was studying to be a doctor and was diagnosed with melanoma. In the midst of a terminal diagnosis she became an inspiration to many. Her family shares this touching story.

Claire's Story

Every person has a story – patients, caregivers, family members, friends – everyone. In the video Claire's dad reflects on while it’s true we could be hit by a bus tomorrow, we can take steps to avoid it . Cancer isn’t like that. Often a cancer diagnosis comes despite having “looked both ways.”

Yes, a cancer diagnosis can seemingly hit you out of the blue and the emotions tied to this discovery are many. Does Claire’s dad’s sentiment resonate with your own experience? We would like to hear your story.

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