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Patient Stories

Baystate Health patients tell their stories, from diagnosis to treatment.
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Lung cancer patient Linda Hill has reasons to smile today

Diagnosed with a non-small cell lung cancer, Linda Hill now has reasons to smile again thanks to a new class of drugs. These new drugs are revolutionizing the way some cancers are treated and giving patients a new lease on life.
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Holyoke Family Selects Baby's NICU Nurse as Godmother

Families often forge special bonds with neonatal intensive care nurses, many of whom become extended family for new parents and their fragile premature infants.
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Weight Lost, New Life Gained

Weighing 255 pounds when she entered the Comprehensive Adult Weight Management Program at Baystate Medical Center, Amy now weighs 143 pounds. But she lost much more than pounds. She lost a way of thinking and feeling that had pulled her down for 20 years.

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Evan Bard's Legacy Helps Brings Families Closer

Transcending grief to keep Angel Eyes on Davis NICU babies


Cheryl Sacks

Patient Grateful for Diagnosis and Specialized Treatment for Rare Genetic Condition

Since her teens, Cheryl Sacks battled a litany of health issues, including heart and gastrointestinal problems. But despite seeing specialists at some of the best hospitals in the country, no one could determine the cause. Until she came to Baystate Medical Center and met geneticist Dr. Mary-Alice Abbott.

Peter Guyette is on a mission for a new lung

It all began for Peter Guyette when he noticed he was getting more winded than usual when walking upstairs.

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Patient Recognizes Wife's Caregivers with a Gift from His Heart (Video)

Bill Beaudry's wife battled pancreatic cancer for two years with caregivers at the D'Amour Center for Cancer Care. When she passed away, Bill wanted to show her care team how much he appreciated them.
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Skeptical Patient Convinced: Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Teddy Papoutsakis didn't see the need to get a lung cancer screening, even though he met the criteria. He felt fine. But his doctor finally convinced him to get it done. That decision probably saved his life.
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Leukemia patient Michelle Bail celebrates four years cancer free

Michelle Bail never thought she would be fighting for her life five years ago during the holiday season.

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David Manning Not Letting COPD Slow Him Down

David Manning, 66, fights the effects of COPD with help from Baystate's medically supervised pulmonary rehabilitation program.