A breast cancer patient talks about her journey from diagnosis to remission. Hear about how her family gave her strength and how she credits the breast care team at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center with saving her life.
After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a dad and athlete wasn't sure if he would make it to Thanksgiving. Now, after working with Dr. Paul Fanta and Dr. Andrew Lowy, he is back to being active and spending quality time with his family.
Lydia Krak, a mother of three, had surgery for breast cancer at Moores Cancer Center. She was treated by Dr. Anne Wallace and the breast cancer care team. "They have such a heart for the patients," she says. "It's almost an extension of family."
Despite several negative biopsies for prostate cancer, Armondo Lopez’s PSA blood levels kept rising. His doctor, J. Kellogg Parsons, suggested an MRI-guided biopsy. The new technology helped locate an aggressive prostate cancer while it was still completely curable.
Kay Mueller had a routine breast exam, Pap smear, and colonoscopy when she turned 50, never expecting that anything could be wrong—let alone a diagnosis of Stage 3 rectal cancer. Follow Kay through her treatment and surgery with Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy.
Jennifer Brady was 35 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. "I felt like I had the dream team," she says of her care providers at Moores Cancer Center. "My doctors were so caring and I knew they wanted to treat me and cure me and do the best that they could do for my case. I felt extremely lucky that I had them." Read her story.
After Matt Youmans received a terminal cancer diagnosis, he decided to travel to San Diego. He credits Dr. Andrew Lowy and his health care team for changing his life. "They were diligent, they were compassionate, they made me feel like I was at home and being taken care of," he says. Read his story.
Scott Thurman talked to doctors across the country after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He ended his search in his own backyard, undergoing surgery with UC San Diego's Dr. Christopher J. Kane.
KPBS reporter Peggy Pico produced a four-part series about breast cancer while being treated at Moores Cancer Center. “I shared my journey because I wanted to make it less daunting for others,” said Pico. Read her story.
Laurie Black talks about the journey of love and hope that she shared with her husband, Robert Lawrence, and their four children after Bob was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma. He was treated by Dr. Greg Daniels. "UCSD helped our family handle this crisis," said Black. "The family gets cancer; it's not just the patient."
Cam and Wanda Garner
Cam and Wanda Garner were honored in November 2011 by Moores Cancer Center's Patient and Family Support Service. The couple has cared for many members of both of their families who were diagnosed with cancer.
Eva Bariuan, RN
Eva Bariuan first came to Moores Cancer Center as a breast cancer patient. Impressed by the compassion of her care team, she now works as a nurse case manager for patients with cancers of the head and neck. Read her story.
Dr. John Einck and Dr. Arno Mundt
In December 2012, Dr. Mundt and Dr. Einck, radiation oncologists at Moores Cancer Center, joined a team of radiation experts to deliver donated equipment to Senegal's only radiation clinic. They posted daily updates of their trip. Read about the journey.
Julia Civardi billboard shoot
Meet Julia Civardi, the model for UC San Diego Health System's One Place cancer billboard. Julia was diagnosed in 2007 with lymphoma, and treated at Moores Cancer Center with chemotherapy and radiation. Her cancer is now in remission.
Lizbeth's last treatment celebration
See the disco party celebration when a 9-year-old receives her final radiation treatment. She also takes part in the tradition of ringing the brass bell. Its ring tells everyone in the Cancer Center that another patient has successfully completed treatment.