Researchers, advocates, patients, and you—we conquer cancer together.
As a breast cancer survivor and the daughter of a cancer survivor, Dr. Nathalie McKenzie brings a unique perspective to the patients she treats, her scientific research, and Conquer Cancer’s mission.
Hearing your doctor say “cancer” can be one of the most challenging moments in any person’s life. Imagine hearing it six times. And once while you’re pregnant. That’s what happened to Brittany Sullivan.
#ChickenStrong is a story brought to life by Kenedi, a brave young cancer survivor, treated by Conquer Cancer-funded researcher, Dr. Wendy Allen-Rhoades. Kenedi and her sister Tenley imagine how their family chickens would unite with strength and courage when faced with a challenge, just as their family did when Kenedi was sick.
Lillian Kreppel had to advocate for herself and seek a second opinion before receiving a delayed diagnosis: HPV-related stage II anal cancer. During treatment, she found stark limitations in HPV information, including lack of public awareness and patient education, inadequate guidelines for cancer screening, and a lot of HPV-related social stigma.
Now a survivor, Lillian leads the HPV Cancers Alliance, an advocacy organization she co-founded to help improve HPV education for patients, providers, and the public. She shares key lessons for patients navigating screening and treatment, debunks stigmas and myths surrounding HPV, and highlights the importance of patient advocacy and donor-funded research.
Image: Lillian Kreppel (left), Marcia Cross (right)
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