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Spectrum Health Cancer Center

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The vestiges of war

Vietnam veteran Patrick Wilson, a former smoker, underwent surgery for lung cancer—only to learn he had an enlarged aorta, too.

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‘You always think it won’t be you’

A man’s lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is 1:833. Meet the one.

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‘No day is a given’

A 34-year-old doctor and mom of two is battling colon cancer with a powerful social network, humor and plenty of snuggles.

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A Christmas Eve post-chemo surprise

Bagpipe music heralds a big milestone for a woman completing her second-last infusion of her breast cancer treatment.

A new weapon against ovarian cancer?

A daily low-dose aspirin might be more than an ounce of prevention.

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‘It wasn’t my time’

A globe-trotting, retired rocket scientist with pancreatic cancer gets the chance to see another 50 countries.

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‘This was a big wake-up call for me’

Michelle Jones stared down her mortality when diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, she looks toward the present—and the future.

‘I thought this was the end’

A rare cancer therapy gives a Michigan man a second chance at life.

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Prescient advice: Get your mammogram

‘You never know how people are going to touch your life,’ says Paula Bowen, who followed wise words from a former president's daughter.

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Pampered with a purpose

Even though she lost her hair to treatments, Ruth Hourani learned to feel beautiful again thanks to Beautiful You, a free program for women battling cancer.

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‘There’s no wrong choice’

Business acquaintances Bill Payne and Sean Welsh become friends, sharing their divergent yet successful prostate cancer journeys.

Blue skies, green duds: The luck of the Irish Jig

Nearly 4,300 people took part in the annual St. Patrick's Day race to raise awareness about colorectal cancer.

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