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VCU Massey Cancer Center

Diane Harris Wright

Dianne Harris Wright’s experience at VCU Massey Cancer Center has been personal from the start, eight years ago. After receiving her diagnosis of Stage 3 ovarian cancer from her doctor in the community on the Friday of a holiday weekend, she and her husband, Ken, sprung into action making phone calls to anyone and everyone they know who could help answer their questions. 

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Junius Hayes

Following a regular screening, Hayes learned that he had early stage prostate cancer. He was presented with the opportunity to participate in a new clinical trial that utilizes a biodegradable balloon inserted next to the prostate that, when inflated, allows for more targeted radiation to the prostate and less damage to the surrounding areas.

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Linda Powell Pruitt

Pruitt had come to Richmond in 2005 with her husband, Rev. Canon Alonzo Pruitt. On her second wedding anniversary, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare form of blood and bone cancer for which there is no cure. “I was stunned." 

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