A couple weeks after receiving "normal" results on her annual Pap smear, Beth Brown, 58, of Louisville, noticed a little blood in her urine. "I thought I had a urinary tract infection," Brown said. "So I started drinking more water and cranberry juice." Her primary care physician referred Brown to a gynecologist for a biopsy that confirmed she had endometrial cancer.
Our youngest son, Jake, was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma (a type of liver cancer) in February 2004 during a routine physical when he was 2 years old. In the summer of 2006, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, also during a routine physical. Thanks to the outstanding care we received and the support of our family and friends, both of us made full recoveries and remain in remission today.