Carol Pierce was diagnosed with stage 3 small cell lung cancer, but was frightened of conventional cancer treatments. She decided to self-medicate with cannabis for more than a year, before finally finding Brian Lawenda, M.D., an integrative oncologist and Board Certified Radiation Oncologist at Northwest Cancer Clinic in Kennewick Washington. Her story was featured on the local news. View the video below.
Las Vegas resident Nancy Ghilardi had a family history of breast cancer. Because she stayed vigilant about her breast health, she received timely cancer treatment at 21st Century Oncology in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal chronicled her journey in the story below.
A family disease: Centennial Hills woman, 77, faces breast cancer after losing mom and watching daughter go through chemo
Kennewick resident Connie Morelock says she was in total denial when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had no family history of the disease and was looking for a second opinion when she came across the Facebook page of Brian Lawenda, M.D., radiation oncologist, integrative oncologist and medical acupuncturist at Northwest Cancer Clinic.
Now finished with treatment, she spoke with a local TV station to share her journey. View the video below.
Asheville Radiation Oncologist Dr. Gregg Goldin speaks with the Asheville Citizen-Times on the racial disparities in breast cancer care, explaining how the statistics and timeliness of care can impact outcomes. Read the story from the Asheville Citizen-Times below.
Lodi Radiation Oncologist Dr. Travers McLoughlin with Ben Schaffer Cancer Institute treats his patients with compassion and state-of-the-art technology. Cancer is never easy, and Dr. McLoughlin talks about how he not only helps his patients, but fellow physicians cope with the stress of cancer. View the story below from the Lodi News-Sentinel.
Local oncologist talks breast cancer and treatments from a physician’s perspective
When the 21st Century C.A.R.E. foundation began the first Hispanic Cancer Support Group formed in Lee County, Florida, they knew they were providing a much needed service to the community. The News-Press spoke with the organization founders to learn more.
Support group giving aid to our Latin community
By Craig Handel
For the past year, Carmen J. Rey-Gomez has worked with 21st Century C.A.R.E. to build the first Hispanic support group in Lee County.
Hodgkins lymphoma survivor Jon Peters, Jr. was a healthy 37-year-old who had never been sick a day in his life. But when he was diagnosed with cancer, everything changed. Dr. Dan Vongtama with St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center in Stockton helped him get through treatment. View his story below from the Stockton Record.
Cancer survivor wants to raise awareness for other men to get checked
By Lori Gilbert
John Peters Jr.’s first reaction to the words, “You have cancer,” was to crash his father’s truck.
Sitting in his father’s truck, having just made a run to Sacramento for Tokay Press, the company for which they both worked, Peters drove the truck into a metal railing in front of the parking spot where he’d stopped in Lodi to take the call.