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Archives for: September 25th, 2020

Voices of Rare Cancer: Jan’s Story

Written by Valaree DonFrancesco on September 25, 2020

My name is Jan and in January 2018 life changed for my husband and me as we knew it. I was on the operating room table to have gastric sleeve surgery. I had six months of intense and detailed medical tests prior to the surgery…. Read More

Voices of Rare Cancer: Lisa’s Story

Written by Valaree DonFrancesco on October 1, 2019

Life was busy in 2010 with work, volunteering and engaging with our sons’ sports schedules. Being tired was just part of our eventful lifestyle. Consequently, when we received my diagnosis of stage IV intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma at the age of 46, we were shocked. We believed we were investigating… Read More