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Cancer Patient Stories

From an active mom with a new philosophy on life to an uninsured woman diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer, read cancer patient stories from real patients who were treated at MedStar Health hospitals in the Baltimore region.

See stories based on the type of cancer: 

Breast Cancer

Learn more about breast cancer

Meet Cheryl Brown Nichols; she was happy to hear she was finally pregnant after trying for years. However after a routine mammogram, she learned that she had breast cancer. Watch her story below as she discusses treatment options for breast cancer during her pregnancy.

Learn more about survivor, Ernie Steele. Ernie discovered he had breast cancer after noticing a change in a lump on his chest.

Jamie Williams was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36.  She is now cancer free and encourages other women "to never give up". Watch her story below.

MHH Breast Cancer story

 

Taking a Personal Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Breast Cancer

 

Cervical Cancer

Learn more about cervical cancer

advanced cervical cancer

 

Beyond Medicine: A Team Approach Helps Patient Beat Advanced Cervical Cancer

 

 

 

 

 

Colon Cancer

Learn more about colon cancer

colon cancer survivor

 

The Cancer Experts at MedStar Harbor Hospital Help Colon Cancer Survivor Lead a Active and Meaningful Life

 

 

 

 

 

Lung Cancer

Learn more about lung cancer, diagnosis and, the advanced treatment options available at MedStar Health Baltimore Cancer Network

Meet Williard "Neal" Mills, an advanced lung cancer patient who experienced a "miracle" after targeted radiation. Watch his story below:

Anton Keating, a former prosector, was diagnosed with lung cancer. He recently experienced losing his brother to lung cancer, but is proud to say he has defeated cancer. Watch his video below:

Learn how Pamela Trombero, cancer registrar coordinator at MedStar Harbor Hospital , overcame her smoking addiction and beat lung cancer, in the video below: 

Former champion ice dancer Holly Cole was in good health and had never smoked. See her story of overcoming lung cancer in the video below: 

Location Information

For a physician referral, please call 1-877-715-HOPE.

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute
9103 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21239

MedStar Harbor Hospital
The Cancer Center
3001 South Hanover St.
Baltimore, MD 21225

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
3333 North Calvert St.
Johnston Professional Bldg
G23
Baltimore, MD 21218

MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus
Oncology Center & Breast Center
12 MedStar Blvd. 
Bel Air, MD 21015

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