Patient Stories about cancer

Maumelle Man Diagnosed Twice with Head & Neck Cancers

June 20, 2018 | As John Foster prepares for a summer of travel and merriment, he and his wife, Rebecca, are happy they have made health a priority. Eleven years ago, Foster felt a lump in his neck while shaving. He said at first he thought little about it, assuming it may have just been [...]

By | 2018-06-21T12:46:40+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Cancer, Featured, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

Recovery from Acute Leukemia Gives Teacher Something to Celebrate

May 31, 2018 | It was the summer of 2015 and Dottie Lobbs should have been enjoying her summer break. Instead, Lobbs, a special education teacher at Glen Rose High School in Malvern, was experiencing such severe fatigue that she knew something was wrong.

By | 2018-06-04T10:18:33+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Cancer, Featured, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Retired Lieutenant General Faces Prostate Cancer Head-on at UAMS

May 29, 2018 | George Crocker is up to just about any challenge. A retired Army lieutenant general, Crocker spent the good part of his life defending his country both at home and abroad. From two tours in Vietnam to serving as commander at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington, Crocker made a lasting mark through [...]

By | 2018-05-29T10:01:40+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Cancer, Featured, Patient Stories, Urology|0 Comments

Invasive Colon Cancer Caught Following Primary Care Visit

March 19, 2018 | In the summer of 2016, Stuttgart native Blake Pond, 36, moved back to his home state after living in Dallas for 16 years. He, his wife, Ann, with their infant daughter, Caroline, wanted to be closer to family. So Pond accepted a position as chief of staff at the UAMS Myeloma [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:13:53+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Cancer, Featured, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

Clinical Trial Promising for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Jan. 18, 2017 | Eighteen years ago, Gail Clayton received news that changed her life. Looking back, she says finding out she had breast cancer marked the beginning of new perspectives. “When I was first diagnosed with cancer, it wasn’t the end of life as so many people think. To me, it was the beginning [...]

By | 2018-01-19T15:33:38+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Cancer, Featured, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Little Rock Man Beats Cancer Twice with Help of UAMS

Dec. 18, 2017 | After 40 years, Jerry and Sharon Moskwiak were ready to leave the cold Michigan winters behind. They considered a move to their favorite vacation spot in South Carolina, but there was one catch: The nearest academic health care center was at least one hour away. Because Sharon had worked for 35 [...]

By | 2017-12-18T14:06:07+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Faith in Cancer Care Team Keeps New Mexico Woman at UAMS

Dec. 1, 2017 | Tina Farber arrived in Arkansas with one thing on her mind — meeting her two new grandbabies. Her son’s third child had arrived in April, and her daughter was expecting her third about one month later. “I was planning to stay about two months,” said Farber, a native Arkansan who now [...]

By | 2018-02-21T09:53:30+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

Competitive Golfer Finds Best Approach to Cancer Treatment

Oct. 18, 2017 | Most patients find out they have chronic lymphocytic leukemia after a regular visit to their primary care provider. This blood cancer, commonly called CLL, is most often diagnosed in older patients. It happened this way for Bill Wrentz, 67, of Cabot. Wrentz was scheduled for a visit with his primary care [...]

By | 2017-10-20T10:51:54+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

Breast Cancer Didn’t Steal Little Rock Woman’s Zeal for Life

Oct. 12, 2017 | The past year and a half has included many challenges for Josephine Guiden — being diagnosed with cancer, then chemotherapy, surgery and radiation treatments— but none of them have snatched her passion for life. “There’s power in knowing you have to be positive about life,” said the 70-year-old Little Rock resident. [...]

By | 2017-10-26T08:32:47+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

UAMS Treats Pediatric Cancer Survivors to a Day at the Zoo

Sept. 14, 2017 | Five-year-old Lilly Johnson may dream of going to Madagascar, but on a recent sunny Saturday she was happy to enjoy some wild animals a little closer to home. Ewing sarcoma survivor Lilly Johnson spies some chickens in the petting zoo. As a patient of the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center [...]

By | 2017-09-14T14:38:09+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News|0 Comments