Read stories about families who have battled through illnesses and more — because their stories are your stories, too.

UNC Health patient James Faber

February 15, 2024

Embolization Is a New Treatment Option for Hemorrhoids

“Game changer”: One man shares his experience with this minimally invasive procedure.

Hemorrhoids, Patient Stories, Vascular Health

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UNC heart transplant patient Carolina Warmack

February 13, 2024

One Family, Two Heart Transplants

Sharing a heart failure gene, a mother and daughter both opt for transplantation.

Heart and Vascular Health, Heart Failure, Organ Donation, Transplants

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UNC Health patient advocate Missy Van Lokeren with her family

February 5, 2024

Cancer Patients Donate Tissue to Help Find New Treatments

UNC researchers are partnering with patient advocates on an innovative program.

Breast Cancer, Cancer, Clinical Trials, Patient Stories

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UNC Health patient John Bell in hospital bed, giving thumbs up gesture

December 1, 2023

CAR T-Cell Therapy Helps Patient Beat Cancer

When chemotherapy didn’t work, CAR T-cell therapy delivered results.


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UNC patient Hanna with her Dr. Higgins and Dr. Rauf

November 9, 2023

What You Need to Know About Glioma Brain Tumors

The location and severity of this rare condition determine how doctors treat it.

Brain Cancer, Neurology, Patient Stories

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close-up of three people's legs and feet, including small child, sitting on a dock and dangling their feet in a lake or river

August 28, 2023

Brain-Eating Amoeba: What You Need to Know

One boy’s family is raising awareness about the dangers of the bacteria Naegleria fowleri.

Patient Stories, Safety, UNC Children's

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UNC Health patient Sherri Rollins with her family

August 15, 2023

Cancer Survivor Says ‘Be Your Own Advocate’—Here’s How

In the face of a bleak situation, Sherri Rollins kept fighting for the best care.

Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Patient Stories

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UNC Health patient Brian Stepien with his family, outdoors in front of a rock structure

June 21, 2023

A Routine Primary Care Visit Led to Early Cancer Diagnosis

A cancerous lump discovered during a physical was still treatable.

Head and Neck Cancer, Patient Stories

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Liver donor recipient Meredith and her daughter and donor Kenan.

June 14, 2023

Giving Mom a Liver—and More Time Together

Living-donor liver transplants meet a dire need.

Organ Donation, Patient Stories, Transplants

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Albert Brunson and his three sons, all in army uniforms

March 31, 2023

Opening Up About Prostate Cancer

This veteran didn’t want to talk about it until he realized he might save a life.

Men's Health, Patient Stories, Prostate Cancer, Prostate Health

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March 29, 2023

COVID Destroyed His Lungs; A Transplant Saved His Life

Former collegiate athlete needed a double lung transplant after getting COVID.

Coronavirus, Patient Stories, Transplants

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back of a man riding on a bicycle on a dirt path with grass surrounding, riding toward beautiful sunset

March 1, 2023

Gaining More Life After Bariatric Surgery

Three patients share how weight loss surgery changed their lives.

Bariatric Surgery, Patient Stories

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