It’s been more than 7 years since Emily Ward was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, a type of cancer that starts in the lining of the chest. The main risk factor is breathing in asbestos, often in workplaces such as mines. But she spent her career as a nurse working in hospitals and doctors’ offices.
Back when lung cancer survivor Wendy Ryals still had a house and a job, she dreamed of someday saving enough money to help the homeless. But then she became homeless herself.
Everyone who is treated for cancer at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital in Houston, Texas most likely will meet Clara Cook Lambert, an 8-year lung cancer survivor.