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Keeping cancer a secret

Why some patients don’t divulge their diagnoses — and how oncologists guide them through their chosen seclusion

Aug. 29, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

In a tell-all, social-media age when many people share news of their sniffles or their cancers, some patients still opt to keep their disease on the down low.

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Meeting someone who saved your life

Bone marrow transplant recipient and reunion volunteer shares story of meeting her donor

July 23, 2015 | By Megan Herndon / Fred Hutch News Service

Earlier this summer, Dena Fantle met Ethan Lax, the 23-year-old who saved her life from aplastic anemia with a donation of his bone marrow.

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‘It made me more grateful’

An extraordinary girl contends with a rare, life-threatening blood disease — and undergoes a made-to-order clinical study in cord-blood transplantation

Jan. 5, 2015 | By Ellie Sheldon / Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Since being diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2009, Kyra Diaz, 11, has stood tall through a series of demanding medical treatments to arrest and, finally, cure her disease. Ultimately, in October 2013, she received a transplant of stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood developed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that saved her life.

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