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After tough diagnosis, colon cancer patient gets happy surprise
Milton Liu, a storyteller by trade, says one critical story is not being told. “We don’t get taught about dealing with cancer when we’re in school,” he says. “It’s all...
‘Luckiest’ mom battles Stage 4 gastric cancer
The news hit like a lightning bolt. “I didn’t even know you could get cancer in the stomach!” Back in 2018, Camilla Row, a Korean American clinical psychologist from Orange...
Turning six months into six years — and beyond
Ida Yaghoobians was 51 years old and unconcerned about the blood she had been seeing in her stool for about a year — she had some hemorrhoids, so she chalked...
Firefighter faces stage 4 pancreatic cancer
Larry Jarvis knows all about tough challenges. For 33 years, he served proudly in the Los Angeles Fire Department, rising to the rank of captain. He remembers more than a...
Teamwork trounces stage 4 lung cancer
John S. Howell likes to talk about his good fortune. “I feel like the luckiest guy in the world,” he’ll say, right at the start of a conversation. Five minutes...
Living life to the fullest despite Stage 4 lung cancer
When Shirley Munoz discovered she had Stage 4 lung cancer, the K-pop fan and avid world traveler thought it was a bad joke. She was only 34 and a nonsmoker...
Metastatic breast cancer survivor runs for mayor
Bahareh Bahadini, M.D., has plenty to say about Mary Poitier, one of her favorite patients. “She’s my hero!” said Bahadini, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology...
Novel radiotherapy device offers advanced cancer patients new options
City of Hope has treated its first patients using a novel radiation machine that one day might achieve the evasive goal of delivering tumor-destroying radiation in “real time” to multiple...
Young mom prevails against stage 4 lung cancer
Tabitha Paccione didn’t know what was wrong.   An energetic school teacher and soccer mom from Cypress, California, she’d always been healthy, watching what she ate, working out regularly. “I...