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.

Life After Breast Cancer | City of Hope
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 Researcher Pens Practical Guide to Dealing with Breast Cancer

October 18, 2017 | Saundra Young

A new book, “Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies,” from City of Hope researcher Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D., offers women sound advice on managing breast cancer.

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City of Hope Patient Julia Walker on Surviving and Thriving After Throat Cancer

September 22, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Finding out she had cancer of the tonsil and soft palate was the last thing Julia Walker, 59, expected. But she's come through the other side stronger and more appreciative of the little things in life.

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Fertility After Cancer: Your Questions Answered

August 29, 2017 | City of Hope

For many, having a family is an important phase of life after cancer. But cancer can affect the odds of conceiving a baby. Here’s what you need to know about planning for and addressing cancer-related infertility.

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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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Lessons learned from survivors of childhood cancer
Lessons learned from survivors of childhood cancer

March 22, 2016 | City Of Hope

Learn why City of Hope's Saro Armenian, D.O., M.P.H., thinks it's time to put more focus on the health issues patients face after they survive cancer.

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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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Life after cancer treatment: Tips to help cancer survivors cope, thrive

June 3, 2015 | Ellen Alperstein

Cancer patients and survivors need to get moving. People who exercise, even if they weren’t athletic before their diagnosis, do best after a battle with cancer, says City of Hope's Joanne Mortimer. Aggressive, healthy exercise encourages good coping strategies and that helps with anxiety, and helps to get their head in the right place.

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Childhood cancer: Effects linger in adulthood; new study offers guidance

March 31, 2015 | Nicole White

Children diagnosed with cancer are more likely than ever before to survive the disease, but with a potential new set of health problems caused by the cancer treatment itself. Those problems can particularly affect the heart, and as doctors and other health care workers try to assess how best to care for this special population, City of Hope researchers are providing guidance.

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#LastChemo: 'Attitude is everything,' says 21-year-old cancer survivor

February 15, 2015 | Nicole White

Rhabdomyosarcoma survivor Trevor Hoffman, 21, celebrates his #LastChemo with a solid plan for 2015. Trevor Hoffman was only 21 when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, but not even cancer could keep him off his motorcycles.

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