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.
June 19, 2017 | City of Hope
About 40 percent of men will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives. That’s a sobering statistic, and one that we highlight every June during Men’s Health Month. With that in mind, here is our infographic with everything men need to know about cancer.
June 16, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
A skin cancer survivor who was given a poor prognosis six years ago has not only astounded his doctors, he has written two books and is working on a third.
May 23, 2017 | City of Hope
To detect melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, at its earliest, most treatable stage, conduct a head-to-toe skin self-examination once a month to check for suspicious moles. Unusual, or atypical, moles can ultimately develop into skin cancer.
May 22, 2017 | City of Hope
Our Sun Safety Shopping List infographic offers tips on how to reduce the risk of skin cancer.
March 10, 2017 | Dory Benford
It’s vital to undergo certain exams that can detect cancer early and improve your chance of cure even when you feel perfectly fine. We spoke to Cary Presant, M.D., about the five tests every man aged 55 and under needs to take, whether you’re experiencing specific symptoms or not.
July 12, 2016 | City of Hope
Kim Margolin, M.D., answers questions about the latest in melanoma treatment and research. While she is excited about new discoveries that are feeding more fine-tuned and effective therapies, she stresses that sunscreen’s benefits go beyond the obvious, and that early detection is still the most effective form of prevention.
July 6, 2016 | H. Chung So
One of the joys of summer is basking outdoors in the warm sunshine. Whether you are spending these long summer days on the beach or at backyard barbecues, keep in mind that getting too much sun puts you at increased risk for skin cancer.
June 27, 2016 | Sara Lewis
To catch skin cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage, conduct a head-to-toe skin self-exam once a month to check for suspicious moles. Here are other tips for detecting skin cancer.
May 25, 2016 | City of Hope
Skin cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers in the United States, more common than all other cancer diagnoses combined, and while melanoma represents just a small portion of those cases, it is by far the most deadly cancer of the skin. With summer days fast approaching, here are 10 facts all women should know about melanoma of the skin.
March 11, 2016 | By Denise Heady
John, 66, knows that cancer isn’t something people are typically grateful for, but he credits the disease for pushing him to be fearless and focused enough to return to his first loves: writing, running and coaching high school football.