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Cancer survivor faces a new hurdle: type 3 diabetes
“Hit me with whatever you’ve got, the strongest stuff you have!” So said Michael R.,* a determined 65-year-old businessman from Orange County, California, upon hearing he had pancreatic cancer. It...
Pastor learns firsthand that miracles do happen
Craig Cunningham believes in miracles. And not just because of his profession. “Pastor Craig” (everybody calls him that) leads the Shadow Rock Church in La Quinta, California. He believes in...
How a daughter’s cancer diagnosis may have saved her mother’s life
Christina Sherrill was your typical active Southern California teen, growing up in Simi Valley. “Cheerleading, dance, volleyball,” she recalled. “I was always doing something.” When she reached her 26th birthday...
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...
Surviving metastatic testicular cancer: One patient’s story
In fall 2019, Felipe Soltero’s 5-year-old son was taking a boxing class. One day, while the two were practicing combination punches in the backyard, the boy, with an abundance of...
Colorblindness and colon cancer: A cautionary tale
Gary Heyer’s story is not a tale for the dinner table — but sharing it could help save other lives, so he retells it as politely as possible. “If I’d...
From despair to hope — a breast cancer survivor’s story
It took a village of support — both at home and at City of Hope — to help Sonia Bautista get through her diagnosis and treatment “There’s something wrong with...
Lung cancer and COVID-19: A young mom’s double battle
It can be a double blow: a cancer battle made all the more frightening by a case of COVID-19. Since the pandemic began, many patients have faced this dual challenge...
Reaching for hope across the Pacific
Michael Tan is an avid cyclist in his native Manila, Philippines. The mountainous and verdant countryside trails have always provided relaxation and respite for him after a busy day as...
A lifesaving DNA test for a City of Hope nurse
An unexpected test result led to some tough decisions for a longtime City of Hope nurse A direct-to-consumer test gave one City of Hope nurse the key to an unexpected...