September 20, 2022
Tag: Patient Stories
July 27, 2022
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.
October 22, 2021
Student-athlete raising awareness, funds for other young people with cancer
Emily Grund, a member of the UNC-Chapel Hill diving team, found support from friends, family and UNC Lineberger programs after being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, a rare form of cancer.
August 23, 2021
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.
June 29, 2021
Donor creates fund for metastatic breast cancer
Wanting to leave a legacy and be an active participant in finding a cure for her disease, Kathleen Boyd established a fund to support metastatic breast cancer research at UNC Lineberger.
March 19, 2021
Patient overcomes dark hours of cancer journey
A second cancer diagnosis took an emotional toll on Janet Geisler. After treatment, she has found peace and support through meditation and exercise, and offers encouragement to other patients who may be experiencing the same darkness.
January 19, 2021
Tailored treatment helps patient’s cancer recovery
Donna Cornick received care from a team of doctors who went the extra mile to help her do the things she loved, even after her breast cancer treatment.
January 8, 2021
Donors credit doctors for life-saving cancer care
Doug Wilson was treated for a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma called mantle cell lymphoma. To give back to the doctors who treated his cancer, he created a fund to support their work in bone marrow transplants and the continued exploration of treatment options for mantle cell lymphoma.
November 18, 2020
Cancer experience leads real estate agents to support UNC Lineberger
Charles and Christina Menear make a great team. After Charles was treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the successful real estate agents decided to give back to their community.
October 19, 2020
Patient thrives after breast cancer with extensive support system
Early detection, caring doctors, family support and a community of survivors helped make a difference in Rachel Lezcano's battle with breast cancer.