“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.
On Dec. 6, 2007, Connie Madison was shocked to learn that she had stage III pancreatic cancer. Madison’s daughter-in-law, Heather, quickly discovered that VCU Massey Cancer Center is one of only a handful of cancer centers in the nation that offers a specialized clinical trial for pancreatic cancer.
Micky Hale Smith
I am the first person in my family to have breast cancer. It was discovered during my annual mammogram and was quite a shock. Cancer would have been unwelcome news under any circumstances, but I was within two months of completing my graduate degree and didn’t want to get off track.