15,000 second chances: Bone Marrow Transplant program celebrates new milestone

April 24, 2019 | Michael Easterling and Samantha Bonar

City of Hope’s bone marrow transplant program recently performed the procedure on its 15,000th patient, a remarkable milestone considering that the initiative started with just two physicians, three beds and guarded expectations in 1976.

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Childhood cancer survivor Nicole Schulz tackles another challenge - the side effects of treatment

November 26, 2018 | Maxine Nunes

At 14, City of Hope patient Nicole Schulz was a girl on the go, and even acute myeloid leukemia couldn’t stop her. Now she's facing a new challenge - the side effects of her lifesaving treatment.

Cardiotoxicity and Breast Cancer

October 5, 2018 | Alison Shore

As a competitive open-water swimmer, Nancy Clifton-Hawkins has always welcomed a challenge. She just never envisioned it coming in the form of cardiotoxicity related to her breast cancer treatment.

From lymphoma patient to lymphoma advocate

September 5, 2018 | Samantha Bonar

With a fussy 5-month-old, Aza Khachikyan, 27, thought she was struggling with normal new-mom fatigue. Then she received a life-changing diagnosis: Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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.

Dealing with Anxiety and Depression During Cancer Treatment

July 9, 2018 | Kevin Chesley

City of Hope’s emotional safety net keeps spirits up and hope alive with compassionate care and personal communication.

Young Adults and Cancer: The Psychological Impact

December 28, 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.

7 Ways to Deal with the Dental Side Effects of Cancer Therapy

August 7, 2017 | City of Hope

Cancer treatment often causes discomfort, but many patients don’t realize that it can also cause frustrating oral side effects. These 7 strategies will help you keep smiling.

Nutrition Tips for Cancer Patients

May 11, 2017 | Dory Benford

Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation do a great job of killing cancer cells, but what happens when they also kill your appetite? Here are City of Hope dietitian Elaine Siu’s nutrition tips for the most common treatment side effects that patients experience.

Detecting – and Preventing – Heart Disease in Cancer Patients

December 14, 2016 | City of Hope

As new treatments and therapies for cancer emerge, the survival rate for patients continues to improve. But treatment takes its toll on the body, and heart disease is one of the more common byproducts of chemotherapy or radiation. New guidelines from City of Hope's Dr. Saro Armenian aim to detect - and prevent - heart disease in cancer patients.

New Clinical Guidelines Released for Detecting Heart Disease in Cancer Patients

December 14, 2016 | City of Hope

As new treatments and therapies for cancer emerge, the survival rate for patients continues to improve. But treatment takes its toll on the body, and heart disease is one of the more common byproducts of chemotherapy or radiation. New guidelines from City of Hope's Dr. Saro Armenian aim to detect - and prevent - heart disease in cancer patients.