Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:34 pm
There’s a very sad injustice to children battling cancer. After all, children shouldn’t be fighting a horrible and sometimes fatal disease. They should be living the life of a child, with all the dreams and joys of childhood.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, aside from skin cancers. About one in eight women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. Fortunately, 90 percent of patients diagnosed with breast cancer will survive the disease.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - William "Rick" Richter was diagnosed with prostate cancer 10 years ago. Now, the avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and outdoors-enthusiast is sharing his story in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September. Richter hopes to encourage others with advanced prostate cancer to speak up about their symptoms and seek out all treatment options via informed decision making with their care team.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - When parents first learn of a child’s hemophilia diagnosis, they often feel scared and frustrated. However, by becoming more educated on the rare bleeding disorder, they often realize how fortunate they are to have access to therapy, a great team of healthcare professionals at their side and the support needed for their child to live a healthy life.
Friday, June 20, 2014 10:54 pm
I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank the people who helped the Lodi American Legion Post 22 feed more than 150 veterans, their therapists and spouses at Lodi Lake on June 8.
Sunday, June 15, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - A cancer diagnosis can be one of the scariest moments in a person’s life, but now, more than ever, that diagnosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence. Today, it is estimated that two in three people diagnosed with cancer survive at least five years, according to the American Cancer Society. In fact, as of 2012, there were an estimated 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States alone.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - Interested in using social media for a good cause? Look no further. In recognition of Brain Cancer Awareness Month this May, Twitter users everywhere can support glioblastoma (GBM) patients through the Tune-In to GBM campaign by tweeting the #TuneIn2GBM hashtag from May 1, 2014 through May 31, 2014. GBM is the most common and deadly form of primary brain cancer and affects approximately 10,000 Americans each year. The exact cause of GBM is not known.
Friday, March 7, 2014 8:39 am
Dear Pharmacist: Two of my relatives have pancreatic cancer, and I’m worried sick for myself. No symptoms yet, but is there anything I can share with them, or take myself? — D.T., Sacramento
Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - For the past six years, international Rare Disease Day has served as a day on which hundreds of patient advocacy organizations, patients and their loved ones across the globe join together to highlight the importance of continued focus and research on uncommon and serious illnesses. This year, international Rare Disease Day will be held on Feb. 28.
Friday, May 24, 2013 12:00 am
A lot of high-achieving high school students strive to become a doctor, but Meera Solanki wants to do more. She wants to be an oncologist. Not only that, she wants to find a cure for cancer. With a grade-point average of 4.658, Solanki is Tokay High School’s valedictorian.
Saturday, August 4, 2012 12:00 am
It was mid-morning on a Wednesday. A couple of staff members sat behind desks talking on the phones to prospective patients. In the waiting room next door, a patient's family member received a free massage. Just outside the office, a few people milled about the lush garden filled with trees and a waterfall. Smiling faces greeted all who walked down the hall.
Thursday, December 15, 2011 12:00 am
At its regular meeting on Dec. 8, the Lodi Rotary Club presented
Don and Peg Walters a check for $1,500 for the Lodi Cancer Kids.
The Lodi Cancer Kids was established in 1999 to assist families who
have children diagnosed and in treatment for cancer. Funds are used
to help pay for gas, lodging and living expenses incurred while
away from home as well as medical supplies not covered by
insurance. Because no pediatric oncology facilities are available
in our area, families have to travel to Sacramento, San Francisco,
Oakland or Palo Alto for treatment.
Thursday, November 24, 2011 12:00 am
Although one will be missing around the Thanksgiving table this
year, the Steele family feels they have much to be thankful for —
even in the midst of tragedy.
Friday, August 19, 2011 12:00 am
Sitting in a chair at a local oncology center, Bobbi Akin was in
the midst of her chemotherapy treatment Thursday when she began to
Saturday, August 6, 2011 7:41 am
East Bay native Jo Chien is part of a team of researchers aiming
to change the way cancer research is conducted. The
Harvard-educated MD arrived at UCSF in 2009 to complete her
oncology fellowship and is now the principal investigator for the
university’s portion of I-SPY 2. In a briefly edited interview,
Chien discussed the project’s mission and its future.
Saturday, August 6, 2011 12:00 am
While fog sweeps across the campus and car alarms blare from the
street below, researchers at the world-renowned Helen Diller Family
Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of California, San
Francisco aim to grow understanding of tumors by discovering what
treatments reduce them.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:00 am
On April 22, Councilwoman JoAnne Mounce walked into a doctor’s
office and received a life-changing diagnosis. She had lung
Saturday, October 16, 2010 12:00 am
Since Aug. 2, Alyson Huber (D-El Dorado Hills) has dwarfed her
opponent, Jack Sieglock, in fundraising totals in the campaign for
the 10th District Assembly seat.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 12:00 am
Despite protests from San Joaquin General Hospital nurses and
community members, the San Joaquin Board of Supervisors voted to
reduce hours in the hospital's oncology clinic serving patients
with cancer and reduce the number of people who qualify for its
Medical Assistance Program.
Michael Villanueva, center, president of Hispanics for Political Action, marches for the California Nurses Association during a rally before the Board of Supervisors meeting at the County Administration in Stockton on Tuesday. (Dan Evans/News-Sentinel)
Monday, April 12, 2010 12:00 am
The following is a list of public meetings in the Lodi and Galt
areas this week:
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 10:00 pm
They're 18 years apart in age and live hundreds of miles away
from each other, but brothers Eric and John Hodel have some things
Sunday, September 23, 2007 10:00 pm
Sherri Vitali has been a registered nurse for 25 years. Up until
nine years ago, she was an oncology nurse. She then decided it was
time for a career change.
Monday, July 16, 2007 10:00 pm
It's one thing for a healthy man to ride his motorcycle from
California to beyond the Arctic Circle.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007 10:00 pm
When Lauren Ishii's hair grew back, it was curly. The short
black wisps curve around the borders of her face.
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