Cancer stories by metro Atlantans
In Atlanta, cancer has touched us all. Blame it on the environment, diet or genetics, but nearly everyone in metro Atlanta knows of someone fighting cancer or who lost the fight. According to the American Cancer Society, men have a 50 percent chance of developing cancer; for women, the risk is 1 in 3. Let ajc.com provide you the latest news and information and resources to help you through the battle against cancer.
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Cancer Tales: Written by ajc.com readers
CANCER TALES: From Caregiver to Patient
BY JOSEPH DARBY
I wasn’t supposed to be the cancer patient. You see, I was the caregiver of a cancer patient – the strong one ...
CANCER TALES Life, including cancer, was a trip
Carol Meyer of Roswell and her husband, Herb.
By Carol Meyer
“Life is a trip”. Literally. Unfortunately, it can be a trip with smooth sailing ...
CANCER TALES Family, faith, friendships strengthened as wife battles breast cancer
Claire, Margie, John Mark and Chris LaSalle.
By Chris LaSalle
On Sept. 15, 2007 my wife Margie called me into our bedroom. She was lying ...
CANCER TALES Colon cancer survivor seeks to inspire, educate others
U. Shaye Dunn poses with Capt. Colon. UDunn survived colon and lung cancer. She has started a cancer support group.
By U. SHAYE DUNN
CANCER TALES Breast cancer was an ‘adventure’
Robbie Baker King shared her experience with sisters, co-workers, church members — anyone who would listen. The lump was sitting between her breasts near her rib ...
CANCER TALES She “didn’t have time to say goodbye” to her father
Parents of Susan Weber
By SUSAN WEBER
My dad had complained of a pain and swelling in his side for several months, and being the ...
CANCER TALES Loss of brother, dad helped her understand loving, letting go
By RHONDA K. FANT
My dad (left) and his best friend Lamar
“There are no do-overs in life.”
Of the many words my brother Danny ...
CANCER TALES Warrior dad battled tongue cancer to the end
By LISA BURKE JONES
Robert L. Burke and his nephew, Capt. Corey King of the Georgia National Guard before King’s deployment to Iraq in ...
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