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VCU Massey Cancer Center

Ida McCutchen

‌In March 2008, 69-year old Ida McCutchen was diagnosed with stage III lung cancer. Her daughters Robinette and Tracey and her granddaughter Chalisa knew that, while their strong family was prepared to do whatever it took to battle Ida’s disease, their best weapon was expert cancer care. 

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Terrell Harrigan

‌“When I learned I had [breast] cancer, I knew I couldn’t let it control my life. I had cancer, but cancer didn’t have me. I had to find answers and understand my options."

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Bob Holdsworth

“In the past I might have put it off, but the cancer kicked in and said ‘No, do it now,’” says Bob Holdsworth about deciding to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. 

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