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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City of Hope's Youngest Patients Enjoy Food and Fun at the Annual Pediatric Picnic

June 22, 2017 | Denise Heady

For one day in June every year, the pediatric team at City of Hope puts away their lab coats, scrubs and stethoscopes for a special celebration: the annual Pediatric Picnic.

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2016 Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Better options for each and every patient

October 10, 2016 | City of Hope

As the United States continues to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month, City of Hope is approaching the month as it always does — delivering innovative treatments to women and men recently diagnosed with breast cancer; working to find new treatments and cures for those who will be diagnosed in the future; and, ultimately, trying to prevent breast cancer from occurring at all.

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2016 National Cancer Survivors Day: Every Day is a celebration

June 4, 2016 | City of Hope

June 5 is National Cancer Survivors Day, an annual celebration of life held in hundreds of communities nationwide and around the world. Read inspiring survivor stories and learn more about our events.

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Breast cancer survivors should skip late night snacking, study says

April 5, 2016 | City of Hope

Breast cancer patients who indulge in midnight snacking might be doing harm to more than just their waistlines - they could be increasing their risk for reocurrence, according to a new study published in JAMA Oncology.

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Study: Adult cancer survivors at greater risk of heart disease

February 24, 2016 | Denise Heady

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) – also commonly known as heart disease – is a genuine concern for many Americans. With more than 600,000 heart disease-related deaths expected this year, it continues to be the leading cause of death nationwide. But cancer survivors may be at even greater risk.

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Breast cancer survivors must be vigilant for signs of brain metastasis

October 19, 2015 | Denise Heady

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great reminder of just how far the fight against breast cancer has come. It is still one of the most common cancers among women, yet more women than ever are surviving the disease.

While survival rates continue to climb due to better treatments, earlier detection and increased awareness, survivors of the disease must continue to safeguard their health by staying alert to other, often unexpected symptoms.

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Breast cancer survivor/yoga therapist Rachel Divine: Tips for patients

August 20, 2015 | Rachel Divine

Rachel Divine is a yoga therapist and patient leader for the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center. She's also a former City of Hope patient.

When someone you know has cancer, even the word “cancer” can make you feel nervous, sleepless, depressed or more. But, as a yoga teacher for 15 years and a breast cancer survivor of two years, I've found that exercise, even for five minutes a day, can offer a world of relief

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Surviving cancer: What do I do now? (w/PODCAST)

August 9, 2015 | City of Hope

Elizabeth Lynn Meyering is an assistant clinical professor in the in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope’s Simi Valley location. Cancer affects not just the cancer patient, but everyone around him or her, even after treatment is complete.

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Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course: Get answers to your questions

August 5, 2015 | Tami Dennis

Women with ovarian cancer have questions about the most promising treatment options, revolutionary research avenues, survivorship and, of course, the potential impact on their personal lives. Now, together in one place, are experts who can provide answers.

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