Everyone has a story to tell. Whether on a first date, job interview or happy hour with a new friend, there’s always a select version of our story that we choose to share. It usually includes where we went to school and how we found ourselves where we are today.
Twenty years ago, two longtime friends leaned on each other as they both went through treatment for breast cancer. Through hard work and advocacy, they helped create a center that extends the same support and friendship to hundreds of other women.
Hank was 7 years old when he was diagnosed with a stage IV Wilms’ tumor last year.
The tumor started in his left kidney – all Wilms’ tumors begin in one of the kidneys – and by the time it was found, it was the size of his head and had spread to his abdomen and both lungs.
A hospital stay can be complicated for patients who are confused or disoriented due to dementia or the effects of their medications. They need someone with them around the clock, for safety’s sake.
Wearable technology has seen massive growth in the tech industry in recent years. From Apple Watch and Fitbit on your wrist to Google Glass on your head, wearables are everywhere. As technology advances, can wearable devices along with smartphone apps help aid in skin cancer prevention and detection?
In March 2014, my mother, Cathy Pera, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her journey was not easy, but I am proud of the strength she has shown and I am grateful that I was able to support her during some of her most difficult times.
Ten years ago, patients diagnosed with advanced-stage kidney cancer had few options, and none of them were very promising. But in recent years, we have seen a revolution in kidney cancer treatment with ten new targeted drugs winning FDA approval.