Cancer

Stories of Hope: World Cancer Day

In observance of World Cancer Day, held annually on February 4 to raise global awareness of cancer, here are three inspiring stories of cancer survivors treated at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Meet...

Cancer Drug Shortages Happen, but No Cause for Alarm

Recently, we’ve been hearing about the serious shortage of certain widely used cancer drugs. For people whose cancer treatment depends on those drugs, it’s been a stomach-churning time of uncertainty and worry as they...

The Great American Smokeout: Six Reasons To Quit Smoking in November

Despite the fact that tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of death in the U.S., more than 34 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. Smoking causes an estimated 1 in 5 deaths every...

“Just Fix It” Attitude and Proton Therapy Get Charles Through Prostate Cancer

Charles, 64, compares his body to a car. "I need to take it to the body shop to get it repaired and put it back in order and keep going.” He says the key...

Family Planning Takes a New Direction After Cancer Diagnosis

An unexpected discovery changed Alexandra’s life. “I had always envisioned having multiple kids,” she says. But then she discovered that she had breast cancer, and her plans for how she would grow her family...

A New Immune System Provides Hope After Hodgkin Lymphoma

No matter what she did, Tori’s “pesky cough” in the summer of 2019 just wouldn’t go away. Then there was the itchy skin, drenching night sweats and the weight—about 30 pounds—she says was “just...

Leukemia Patient Finds Strength and Inspiration at Winship 5K

Kimi thought she had the flu. But after going to urgent care and getting a complete blood count, she was diagnosed with leukemia. Shortly after, her body went into blast crisis, meaning abnormal white...

From Pregnancy to Cancer-Free: Christina Welcomes Baby and Survives Skin Cancer

Most moms are getting ready for their new baby at six months pregnant. Christina Wilkins was also facing brain surgery.  “My doctor at the time said I needed to get a CT scan on my...

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