June 25, 2019 | City of Hope
City of Hope has accelerated its plans for a $1 billion comprehensive cancer campus in Orange County, bringing highly specialized cancer care, clinical trials, precision medicine and early detection to the nation’s sixth most populous county.
The importance of symptom management: Palliative care at City of Hope
August 24, 2018 | Kevin Chesley
Stefanie Mooney, M.D., assistant clinical professor in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope, explains how providers and caregivers can make the most of their patients’ quality of life by managing cancer symptoms, whatever stage their disease is in.
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.
Getting through the holidays with gastric cancer
December 20, 2016 | Victoria Soudaros, Special to City of Hope
City of Hope stomach cancer patient Victoria Soudaros compiled a simple checklist helpful for holiday eating. This list of tips, good for anyone concerned about overeating, promises to keep you happily satisfied and able to avoid overeating or causing unnecessary stomach issues.
How a full-on foodie is thriving despite stomach cancer
December 19, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
City of Hope explores the complicated cultural issues surrounding food that tend to arise for gastric cancer patients. This new world — in which certain foods are off limits and overall intake is drastically reduced — places these patients on the painful fringes of a culture in which almost everything revolves around eating and drinking.
When a parent has cancer: Helping a child understand, and cope
April 4, 2016 | City of Hope
When his mother’s cervical cancer went into remission, 9-year-old Edgar Anthony de la Cueva spread the news to everyone. “My mom beat cancer,” he boasted. But the celebration soon turned bittersweet when the family learned that his father had been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
Couple uses teamwork to cope with challenges of cancer
February 11, 2016 | City of Hope
Jeff Andrews and his wife Heidi were married only three years and raising a two-year-old son when Jeff was diagnosed with cancer, an experience that brought unexpected challenges to their relationship. Now, a year later, the couple has learned new coping strategies through Couples Coping with Cancer Together, a support group sponsored by City of Hope’s Department of Supportive Care Medicine.
Struggling with chemo brain? 7 tips that will help
February 3, 2016 | Nancy Brands Ward
As an editor for more than 20 years, Erin Michaela Sweeney was adept at helping people find the right words to express themselves. But after five rounds of chemotherapy, she found herself using the imprecise word “thingy” in sentences to refer to objects whose name she couldn’t remember.
‘House of love in their hearts': The story of a new mom and City of Hope
January 13, 2016 | Letisia Marquez
City of Hope makes a difference, one patient at a time. And in doing so, we often make a difference in the lives of many, many other people – loved ones, family members, even strangers and community members gather for spiritual reflection.