Stage 4

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Sarcoma patient in Midwest follows oncologist across country
Ken Hunt is the kind of corporate hired gun who specializes in showing companies how to operate more efficiently and increase their bottom line. A management consultant based in Chicago...
Young mother perseveres despite ‘terminal’ colorectal cancer diagnosis
Sara Alvarenga takes pride in her “remarkably calm” personality. “That’s how I operate,” she says. “I’m pretty cool, calm and collected under traumatic circumstances.”At 38, she has endured more...
‘Relentless’ mom battles Stage 4 lung cancer
“I’m relentless. I’m a ‘go-go-go’ person!”Alisa Secaida learned early on how to compete, how to keep looking forward despite setbacks and how to fight the righteous fight. Her “get-it-done”...
After dual cancer diagnoses, a couple rediscovers what’s important
Patty and Mark Loeffler, both 66, live active lives in Rancho Mirage, California. They are enthusiastic hikers and golfers, and they love to travel — especially to visit their seven...
After tough diagnosis, colon cancer patient gets happy surprise
Milton Liu, a storyteller by trade, says one critical story is not being told. “We don’t get taught about dealing with cancer when we’re in school,” he says. “It’s all...
‘Luckiest’ mom battles Stage 4 gastric/stomach cancer
The news hit like a lightning bolt. “I didn’t even know you could get cancer in the stomach!” Back in 2018, Camilla Row, a Korean American clinical psychologist from Orange...
Turning six months into six years — and beyond
Ida Yaghoobians was 51 years old and unconcerned about the blood she had been seeing in her stool for about a year — she had some hemorrhoids, so she chalked...
Firefighter faces stage 4 pancreatic cancer
Larry Jarvis knows all about tough challenges. For 33 years, he served proudly in the Los Angeles Fire Department, rising to the rank of captain. He remembers more than a...
Teamwork trounces stage 4 lung cancer
John S. Howell likes to talk about his good fortune. “I feel like the luckiest guy in the world,” he’ll say, right at the start of a conversation. Five minutes...
Living life to the fullest despite Stage 4 lung cancer
When Shirley Munoz discovered she had Stage 4 lung cancer, the K-pop fan and avid world traveler thought it was a bad joke. She was only 34 and a nonsmoker...