Stories of hope and healing from patients with head and neck cancer at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.
Clinical trial improves man’s quality of life with tongue cancer
Vance Aldrich Bell III experienced positive life-changing results after participating in a clinical trial for squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue.
Cancer patient finds support from family, friends, health care community
A head and neck cancer diagnosis has created some stumbling blocks for John Erwin and his family, but he says they are now stronger than they were before. “Our family is as tight now as it’s ever been.”
Military historian fights personal war with cancer
As a college professor specializing in military history, Dick Kohn is used to exploring the successes and failures of the past and looking at them through a current lens. But Kohn’s history with cancer is one area of his past that he is glad to see in the rearview mirror.
Couple unified through cancer, caregiver struggles
When a significant other is diagnosed with cancer, it can be just as hard on the loved one as it is on the patient. However, Stephen and Jackie Alston found themselves experiencing both roles when they were each diagnosed with cancer years apart.
Patient’s cancer experience sparks creativity
Cindi Jolly uses her talents as a writer and painter to illustrate her journey with nasopharyngeal cancer, chronicling the ups and downs she faced from diagnosis to treatment and to survivorship.
Patient weathers cancer’s storm
Diagnosed with NUT carcinoma, Ben Brown fights the rare disease with determination, strength and confidence in his care team.
Patient’s outlook remains positive, despite cancer
Barry Wetzel has the support of the UNC Lineberger cancer care team, as well as support from family and community, to help him through his head and neck cancer journey.