Cancer Patient Stories

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At MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, our patients are the heart and soul of our efforts to improve cancer care. Read their inspiring cancer patient stories below, and learn why they chose to seek care from our team of experts.

Summerville woman experiences firsthand how breast cancer treatment options have changed

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After losing her mother and sister to cancer, Kathryn Diamond felt hopeless when she realized she had breast cancer. But then she learned how much treatments have changed.

With support from her four daughters, including Samantha, and a comprehensive treatment approach from her team at Hollings, she's found her happy ending.

Read about her journey

My care team felt like family. I never felt like I was a bother, just being cared for in a professional way. I felt like people really loved me, and that matters a whole lot.

Nick Charalambous, lymphoma survivor

Nick's story
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And when you can look back and say, ‘Dang, that’s what I’ve come through?’ I mean, that just gives you chills within itself. To know that you conquered this and you’re a survivor – that’s huge.

Danielle Lee, leukemia and breast cancer survivor

Danielle's story
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