Leukemia Patient Stories

  • Ryan Corbi

    Ryan Corbi

    Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)

    When Ryan Corbi thought about how he would spend his senior week before graduating from Villanova University in 2005, he did not imagine that it would include getting tested for leukemia. He especially did not imagine that he would be diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), an uncommon type of cancer of the bloods cells that typically affects older adults.

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  • Victor Greenberg

    Victor Greenberg

    Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

    Working 70 hours a week running a dry cleaning business, Victor Greenberg really didn't have time for cancer. In 2008, at the age of 71, Victor felt a soft lump under his right arm, but he didn't pay much attention. "I had my annual physical and everything had been fine. So I let it go."

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  • Heather Walters

    Heather Walters

    Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

    As a physician assistant for a busy oncology practice in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Heather Walters works with cancer patients every day. However, at the age of 29, she never imagined hearing the diagnosis of acute lymphocytic leukemia for herself. But that's exactly what happened in July of 2008.

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