When a cancer patient or survivor looks at themselves in the mirror, they sometimes don't see the same person.  Even if their body hasn't been temporarily or permanently changed, many people with cancer look at themselves and feel their bodies let them down.

Bonnie Kelly, the RN Clinical Coordinator at PinnacleHealth Fox Chase Cancer Center, met John, a cancer patient suffering from an aggressive brain tumor, shortly after his diagnosis.  He asked her if he'd be able to hang in there long enough to make it to certain events that were important to his family... like walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. 

When Joel LaMarco started having back pain and losing lots of weight, his father Romeo urged him to go to the emergency room.  What the scans showed changed both of their lives forever.

(Harrisburg) -- A positive doctor-patient relationship can help ensure those faced with a cancer diagnosis will get a good understanding of the road ahead.

Radio Smart Talk: Friday, May 20- Learn about the important steps you need to take to ensure your wishes are followed during cancer treatment - and in the case of a terminal diagnosis - after you pass on.

Facing breast cancer is not a bond this mother and daughter wanted to share, but it's made them closer than ever. 

One Central Pennsylvania man treats his prostate cancer as a chronic disease.

Katie and Kim Messer are mother and daughter, facing cancer together. Kim says that her mother's support is what's helping her to reach the finish line of her journey.

Oncologists share some things to think about when choosing the best doctor for you. 

39-year-old Kristin says of her mom, Reenie, "My mom is a hero. She's saving our lives, and the next generation and the generation after that. I could cry."  Read this touching article about a mother and daughter who faced cancer together and how genetic counseling saves lives.

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