Breakthroughs Blog

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.

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Life After Breast Cancer

October 19, 2017 | Robert Young

For breast cancer patients, the goal of returning to “normal life” can be a powerful motivating force. But getting back to a regular routine can pose challenges that many women don’t anticipate.

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Young Adults and Cancer: The Psychological Impact

September 26, 2017 | Jay A. Fernandez

For young adult survivors of pediatric cancer, the aftermath can require a new approach to school and learning, family and social relationships, and the contours of independence.

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Family in Need Given Vehicle to Make the 200-mile Trip to City of Hope

September 20, 2017 | Michael Easterling

Thanks to a resourceful social worker, a determined physician and a compassionate community, the Jiminez family recently was gifted a new car with which to make the 200-mile trip to City of Hope for treatment.

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5 tips for battling cancer-related fatigue

September 12, 2017 | City of Hope

Fatigue is not inevitable. If you’re feeling weary, speak up – and then try these 5 strategies to regain your energy.

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‘Do All the Good You Can’: Volunteers at City of Hope

August 23, 2017 | Stephen Dolainski

Carol Michaelson is one of over 300 City of Hope volunteers. Her story, like that of many other volunteers, begins when she was a patient.

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Patient Navigators: The Cancer Journey's Guiding Lights

August 22, 2017 | Robert Young

A cancer diagnosis can be one of life’s most stressful and complex experiences — especially for those simultaneously facing other significant challenges. That’s where patient navigators come in.

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City of Hope Helps Patient Get Grant to Pay Bills So She Can Continue Treatment

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.

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Just Breathe: The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation in Cancer Care

August 14, 2017 | City of Hope

Want to feel calmer and more relaxed, experience less anxiety and depression, sleep better and feel a greater sense of overall wellbeing? You’re in luck. Meditation might help with all of those things.

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History of Hope: A Legacy of Whole-Patient Care

August 10, 2017 | Stephen Dolainski

The Department of Supportive Care Medicine was established in 2007, but its roots go back nearly a century to the founding of City of Hope as a tuberculosis sanatorium in 1914.

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Palliative Care: It’s Not What You Think – And It Might Be Just What You Need

July 28, 2017 | City of Hope

Do you know how palliative medicine helps patients? The misconception is that palliative care is designed to provide comfort and pain control to people at the end of their lives. It's actually much more than that.

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