Cancer

 

Latest Cancer Treatment Technologies

Breast surgeon and minimally invasive general surgeon Dr. Cheryl Olson speaks at a recent Scripps Health Foundation function.  Her topics included (Pt. 1)…

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Events to Register Potential Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Donors

Scripps Health and Be The Match to help fill need for blood cancer patients Scripps Health and Be The Match will host…

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Support is Key at Any Stage

Numerous support group options led by professionals can provide solace and inspiration for patients diagnosed with cancer at any stage of their journey….

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Proton Therapy to Treat Breast Cancer

Diagnosed at age 40, she wanted to reduce long-term risks As a team manager for an insurance company, Marti Shelton spends a…

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Public Invited to Scripps Cancer Survivors Day Events Throughout June

 Scripps Health will host free public celebrations throughout the month of June for local cancer survivors, families, friends and the community at…

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Media Chronicles Proton Treatment for Pediatric Cancer Patient at Scripps

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal recently chronicled the inspiring story of 10-year-old Zachary Johnson and his battle with brain cancer. Zachary’s tumor was located near his brain stem, making the accuracy of treatment of paramount importance. For the radiation part of his treatment after surgery, Zachary’s parents chose proton therapy, because it affects less healthy surrounding tissue than conventional X-ray radiation.
A recent study showed that pediatric brain cancer patients treated with protons had stable cognitive function after treatment, compared to a significant decline for such patients treated with X-ray radiation.
Visit the Santa Clarita Valley Signal to read Bravery in the Battle….

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Skin Cancer – What You Need to Know

Given that summer is right around the corner, it’s a great time to brush up on your knowledge about sun protection. According…

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