Cancer Stories

These stories are from cancer survivors. We are grateful that they chose to share their cancer care journeys.

Headshot of Kate Angster 

BREAST CANCER CARE

Kate Angster's story

Breast cancer is something Kate was all too familiar with as her mother battled breast cancer. After a routine mammogram, Kate was diagnosed with breast cancer. Learn about her journey with breast cancer. Hear Kate Angster's story


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PROSTATE CANCER CARE

Donavan Price's story

Donavan Price is a husband, father and retired Air Force. At the young age of 48, Donavan was diagnosed with prostate cancer after attending a free prostate cancer screening event at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. Donavan tells his amazing cancer journey from diagnosis to treatment and ultimately to recovery. Hear Donavan Price's story


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PROSTATE CANCER CARE

DeAngelo Bailey's story

DeAngelo Bailey was diagnosed with prostate cancer after attending a routine screening. It is now his mission to take every opportunity to share his story with others. Please share his story with the men in your life and encourage them to schedule their screening. Hear DeAngelo Bailey's story


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BREAST CANCER CARE

Maria Galloway's story

Maria Galloway received a lot of advice from friends and family members when they learned she had breast cancer. The intentions were good but she stayed focused on the advice from her team of doctors and especially her oncologist. Read Maria Galloway's story


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CERVICAL CANCER CARE

Susan Beulow's story

Cervical cancer survivor Susan Beulow of Tabb is grateful for the care she received from Dr. William Irvin. "I’d recommend him to anybody." she said. She just didn’t think she’d have to recommend him to her own daughter only two years after her own journey. Read Susan Beulow's story


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COLON CANCER CARE

Alfred "Tucker" Spindle's story

Alfred "Tucker" Spindle knows the value of paying attention to your health, having colonoscopies done on schedule and counting on Riverside to answer your questions. Read Alfred "Tucker" Spindle's story


Kristie_Lafave 

COLON CANCER CARE

Kristie Lafave’s story

A colonoscopy is key to early detection of colon cancer which saved Kristie's life. We hope her story will inspire others to get recommended colorectal screenings, even if you think you are perfectly healthy. Hear Kristie’s story


Christopher_Emerson 

LUNG CANCER CARE

Christopher Emerson’s story

Christopher Emerson was diagnosed with lung cancer after a routine Low Dose CT scan. As a former smoker, Mr. Emerson understood the importance of routine lung screening to detect cancer early when it is most treatable. Hear Christopher Emerson’s story