March 13, 2018 | Denise Heady
Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.
So, You Had a Suspicious Mammogram. What’s Next?
October 4, 2017 | Robert Young
A diagnostic mammogram can be quite stressful, but knowing what to expect - and taking the right steps to prepare - can help expedite the process and provide some peace of mind. Learn more from Veronica Jones, M.D., breast cancer surgeon.
Sportscaster Stuart Scott’s young age is reminder: Check family history
January 18, 2015 | Cary Presant
ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott's cancer diagnosis is a reminder to check family history. (Photo by Alan Rose) One of American’s great sportscasters, Stuart Scott, passed away from recurrent cancer of the appendix at the young age of 49.
Clinical trial for triple-negative breast cancer shows promise
January 15, 2015 | Nicole White
When Homa Sadat found a lump in her breast at age 27, her gynecologist told her what many doctors say to young women: You’re too young to have breast cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is diagnosed at a higher rate in patients with BRCA-related breast cancer and in African-American women.
My lung cancer diagnosis: What I wish I'd known - Dee Hunt
November 9, 2014 | Nicole White
Dee Hunt, a lung cancer survivor, has advocated for more lung cancer funding and a broader understanding of the disease. It's not just a smokers' disease, she says. (Photo courtesy of Dee Hunt) Dee Hunt never smoked.
Triathlete and breast cancer patient Lisa Birk: Take control (VIDEO)
October 6, 2014 | Nicole White
In a single day, former professional triathlete Lisa Birk learned she couldn’t have children and that she had breast cancer. “Where do you go from there?” she asks. For Birk, who swims three miles, runs 10 miles and cycles every day, the answer ultimately was a decision to take control of her cancer care.
Choosing health insurance? A physician shares these 5 tips
September 15, 2014 | Nicole White
While health care reform has led to an increase in the number of people signing up for health insurance, many people remain uninsured or are not taking full advantage of the health benefits they now have.
Tips for cancer patients: How to get a second opinion
July 29, 2014 | City of Hope
Take a look at these simple tips on getting a second opinion - and what you need to consider. Learn more about becoming a patient or getting a second opinion at City of Hope by visiting us online or by calling 800-826-HOPE (4673) .
Research, plus newest techniques, improves treatment of prostate cancer
July 28, 2014 | Nicole White
Counter-intuitive though it might seem, a prostate cancer diagnosis shouldn't always lead to immediate prostate cancer treatment. Men with prostate cancer face difficult and often complicated choices in how to proceed with their medical care.
Second opinion: A cancer surgeon shares his perspective and advice
July 23, 2014 | Valerie Zapanta
Diagnostic errors are far from uncommon. In fact, a recent study found that they affect about 12 million people, or 1 in 20 patients, in the U.S. each year. Diagnosed with cancer? Get a second opinion at an expert research and treatment center like City of Hope.