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Katherine Welch

What it’s like to be diagnosed with cancer while you’re pregnant

I definitely stood out among the cancer patients on my floor. But I’d also see patients who had six months left to live. Talking with them while I sat there pregnant, it totally changed the way I think about life and how precious it is.
Grace Bunke

What it’s like to have your ankle become your knee

The good thing about the rotationplasty is that even though you still have a prosthetic shin and foot, your ankle joint becomes your knee joint, which makes it much easier to use a prosthetic. You can put weight on it. You can jump.
Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter begins battle with brain cancer: ‘This is not a eulogy in any way,’ says his grandson

Former U.S. president is “perfectly at ease” with whatever happens next in his fight against cancer.

Healthcare champions

From the road, the old gas station didn’t stand out much from its neighbors—a boarded-up brick two-story building and a green-awninged bodega—on this stretch of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard just west of the Georgia Dome.

Cancer etiquette: What you should and shouldn’t say

When a loved one, friend, or coworker is diagnosed with cancer, it’s sometimes awkward to know what to do and say. The natural response might be to offer platitudes and assurances that everything will be okay, but the truth is, you don’t know what that person’s journey holds.

Free hotel stays for cancer patients

The typical cancer patient has to travel an average of 140 miles to get treatment. That can mean a lot of expensive hotel stays for the patient and his or her family as they await care.

Stories from Camp

In 1993 Camp Twin Lakes opened on 500 wooded acres outside of Rutledge. Today the facility has thirty air-conditioned cabins, a medical lodge, a horse-riding ring, and a pool with a fifty-foot waterslide.

The healing process in Boston

Sean Dever was 11 when he knew he was going to lose part of his left leg. He was diagnosed with a malignant bone cancer called osteosarcoma. To remove the cancer, part of his leg was removed. Dever knows all too well what some of the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings face—living life without a leg.

Cancer study ready to launch

Helping cancer research is about a lot more than donating money. The Atlanta-based American Cancer Society is in the final stages of the enrollment drive for its third Cancer Prevention Study, CPS-3. The call is out for up to 5,000 metro area men and women 30-65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer. The purpose of the study is to better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that affect a person's risk of developing or dying of cancer.

Sticking by Komen, Fashion Cares celebrates 20 years of stylish giving

As always, supporters eagerly anticipating the city's 20th annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares Monday night at the American Cancer Society Center downtown will likely spend the weekend searching for just the right outfit to wear to the unofficial start of the fall social season. But for others, who have traditionally supported Atlanta and New York retailer Jeffrey Kalinsky's yearly evening of fun, fashion and charitable giving for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Greater Atlanta and the Atlanta AIDS Fund, the decision to attend this year is more complicated.

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