Lisa Newell knows she’s an outlier. It’s been more than 13 years since she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, just five months after giving birth to her third son.
Caroline Wright had just submitted the manuscript for her third cookbook when she started to feel strange. She was headachy and spacy, finding it hard to focus. At age 32, she chalked it up to the exhaustion inherent in churning out the cookbook, overseeing a house remodel and mothering her two young boys, but when she continued to feel lost – sometimes she wouldn’t know where she was – she went to see her doctor.
A 3D art installation for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) honors recipients of the DAISY Award, which recognizes exemplary nursing care.
When Jeopardy host Alex Trebek announced in March that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, more than a few national media outlets reported that there is no way to screen for this type of cancer. It’s a misconception that has trickled down to the general public, including to Vince Scott, whose mother died of the disease in 2015.
When Lisa Newell was pregnant with her third son, a complication with her placenta landed her on bedrest for a month. After she gave birth, doctors assumed that the pain she felt in her sternum and ribs was related to her lying in bed for the last month of her pregnancy. Massage made the pain worse. A chiropractor recommended X-rays, which led to an MRI, which led to an unexpected diagnosis five months after her child was born: Newell, now a mom of three, had stage 4 breast cancer.