City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.
August 16, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Fighting cancer is difficult enough. But having your car break down and not having the money to cover repairs so you can drive to your treatment appointments can push a person to the brink of despair.
March 15, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
With a focus on healing the whole person, City of Hope takes supportive care for cancer patients just as seriously as their medical treatment.
February 10, 2017 | Dory Benford
While Valentine's Day is synonymous with heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, red roses and greeting cards, at its best, the holiday is an opportunity to express love for the people in your life who matter most. There is perhaps no group more deserving of that love than cancer patients. We asked the members of our Facebook community to share with us how their loved ones provided support, encouragement and assistance during their cancer journeys.
August 5, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
Yoga is an ancient practice – combining breath with movement – that can be a potent stress-reducer, mood enhancer and blood pressure-reducer. A City of Hope instructor offers five poses for cancer patients.
February 19, 2016 | City of Hope
When breast cancer patient Linda Johnson first heard about a new tai chi class being offered at City of Hope, she was skeptical. Although she had been looking for an exercise program to boost her overall health, she wasn't sure the ancient Chinese practice would be a good fit, given her physical limitations.
November 27, 2015 | Hiu Chung So
For many people, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. However, for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses — and for survivors — the season can be a time of overwhelming stress. Here are ways that cancer patients can reduce holiday stress.
October 15, 2015 | Laurel DiGangi
Patients coping with cancer, and their caregivers, often experience a complex array of emotions including anxiety, fear, depression, frustration and sadness — feelings that, for some, may be difficult to express in a traditional support group.
February 13, 2015 | Nicole White
Valentine’s Day is synonymous with dinner reservations, red roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and — more often than not — unrealistically high expectations. On Valentine's Day, couples coping with cancer should drop the expectations that come with the holiday, and focus on what's important to them as a couple.
September 24, 2014 | Nicole White
Runners prize medals for 5Ks and marathons. Becky Stokes has a medal she cherishes from a very different kind of race: the marathon of treatments necessary to beat her aggressive triple-negative breast cancer.