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.
Finding Their Voice: Laryngectomy Patients Heal Together
April 25, 2018 | Abe Rosenberg
City of Hope's Kelly Hansen created a support group where laryngectomy patients can find each other, talk about common challenges, share tips and techniques, and give encouragement and reinforcement to those who need it.
5 ways to cope when a loved one dies
February 8, 2016 | City of Hope
Grieving for the people we love after they die is a behavior as innate and natural as loving them in life. And while grief is a universal experience, it’s never easy to deal with—especially when a loved one passes after an emotional battle with cancer.
‘Continuum of care’ includes support for bereaved loved ones
July 9, 2015 | Nancy Brands Ward
City of Hope’s newly launched bereavement groups offer a safe place for family members to explore and reconcile their feelings, and find their way back to their new normal lives. Family members can find themselves wandering an unfamiliar wilderness of grief when cancer takes a loved one.
4 benefits of receiving cancer support from other couples
April 3, 2015 | Nicole White
"Are we the only ones who feel this way?" Courtney Bitz , L.C.S.W., a social worker in the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center at City of Hope, often hears this question from couples trying to cope with a breast cancer diagnosis and still keep their relationship strong.
Clinic brings men and women together to tackle breast cancer as a team
November 6, 2011 | City of Hope Staff
The Rita Cooper Finkel and J. William Finkel Women’s Health Center will house a new evening clinic (Photo by Alicia Di Rado) Through its very nature, breast cancer is a relationship disease. It can change a woman’s feelings about her body, and it’s a disease that can affect intimacy with her spouse or partner.