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Daniel Fischler

January 14, 2015

Daniel Fischler remembers the call. “When a doctor calls you at 10:30 on a Friday night, it’s not going to be good news.” He had undergone an MRI for a herniated disc, but when the test revealed a shadow on his left bowel, a CT was ordered. Then came the call from his doctor. “He told me that it was very likely a tumor. I was knocked out, shocked by the bad news.”

Stella Waugh

November 27, 2013

Stella Waugh, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011, was thankful to have family together for her first Thanksgiving as a survivor. She said their big family on Thanksgiving day, which brings together nine grandchildren, ex-spouses who are now friends, and all of their children, is real. It’s the American family. April Dudash of the Herald-Sun reports.

Salie Babilonia

November 20, 2013

A Dare County, N.C., wife and mother of three keeps her spunky, positive spirit intact during treatment for thyroid cancer, buoying herself, her family and her medical team on the journey.

Nathan Ladd

February 16, 2013

Nathan Ladd thought he had sprained a groin muscle during his work with the Currituck Golf Club in Corolla, NC in May of 2006. Ice and Ibuprofen didn’t relieve the pain, and the 28-year-old noticed that his testicle was swollen and hard, so he went to a doctor.

Carol Enarson

February 16, 2013

When former school nurse Carol Enarson of Chapel Hill learned she had melanoma, she was shocked. After all, as a school nurse at Forsyth Country Day School (FCDS) in Winston-Salem she had developed innovative sun safety programs for elementary school students. “It is best to teach sun safety early on and before they start thinking about tanning beds,” she says.