Advocates

Endometriosis is thought to be a reproductive disease . . . but in reality, it affects the entire body

Conversations: Krystal, hi. Thanks so much for talking to conversations today. First, let me ask, what is endometriosis? Many people have heard of it but don't know it especially men! Krystal Beasley: Endometriosis is a condition where foreign tissue grows that mimics uterine tissues on the reproductive organs and close…
Patients

Cancer does not have the final say, God does!!!

Conversations: Robin, thanks so much for speaking to Conversations today. I want to start by asking you . . . what is bile duct cancer also called cholangiocarcinoma . . . ? As many people, don't know much about this type of cancer . . . Robin Garrett: Bile duct…
Advocates

Huntington’s Disease destroys everyone and everything and it doesn’t stop . . .

Conversations: Melissa, thanks so much for talking to CONVERSATIONS today.  I know you have such a powerful story. In fact, one of the reasons I started CONVERSATIONS was because of people like you who I’ve met over the years.  I want to start by asking you what is Huntington’s Disease?…
Patients

My doctor looked across the room at me and said, “You have quite a mess here . . .”

Conversations: Lynn, thanks so much for talking to CONVERSATIONS today.  Let's talk GIST.  What is GIST?  As most people haven't heard of it and if they have, they probably know little about it. Lynn Whelan: GIST is a very rare cancer....a type of sarcoma called a Gastrointestinal stromal tumor. It…
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Latest Interviews

Advocates

I decided to be the change that I wanted to see

Conversations: Mapillar, thanks for speaking to CONVERSATIONS today. Now, you're both a caregiver and advocate for sickle cell disease (SCD)?   Mapillar Dahn / MTS Sickle Cell Foundation: You're so very welcome. It's my pleasure. I am the mother of three beautiful daughters who all suffer from sickle cell disease.…
Douglas Lowell
May 17, 2019
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Advocates

We fight on each day in their honor

Conversations: Ashley, hi. Thanks for speaking with CONVERSATIONS today. Take me back to the beginning. How did you get involved with Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance which is known as WOCA?   Ashley Wagner of WOCA: Thank you for having me! I got involved with WOCA roughly 6 years ago. A…
Douglas Lowell
May 17, 2019
Patients

The energy you present introduces you

Conversations: Ivy, hi. Thanks for talking to CONVERSATIONS today. Tell us what ITP is as likely few people have heard of it or know much about it.   Ivy Dash: ITP stands for Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura. In essence, it's that your body is destroying your platelets. Platelets are used for…
Douglas Lowell
May 15, 2019
Patients

Listening to the Bones

Conversations: Marla, hi. Thanks so much for speaking with CONVERSATIONS today.   Marla Faith: My pleasure.   Conversations: Most people don't know Myelofibrosis . . . MF . . . and indeed many people have never heard of it. What is MF?   Marla Faith: It is a blood cancer…
Douglas Lowell
May 13, 2019
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