AS MY HUSBAND'S CANCER PROGRESSED IT BECAME EVIDENT THAT HIS BEST HOPE WAS TO ENTER A CLINICAL TRIAL AND DR. RIBAS WAS THE DESIGNATED PHYSICIAN. HIS KIND, PATIENT FOCUSED MANNER AND TRUE DEDICATION TO HIS WORK GAVE US A FEELING OF SECURITY AND BEING IN THE BEST OF HANDS. HE [...]
When Gianna was 3 months old we noticed that one leg was longer and slightly fatter than the other. After a visit to the emergency and to her Pediatrician they confirmed it was Hemihypertrophy...which by itself is not dangerous but is associated with a type of cancer called Wilms Tumor. [...]
In the summer of 2010, our daughter Grace became a cancer patient at the young age of 5. What a shock to us all that one minute she was swimming in a lake in Wisconsin and the next she was admitted into Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Grace was diagnosed with [...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CazwsqrmPEs Edna Baradas was nearing the end of her pregnancy when she found a lump. She asked doctors to delay telling her the results of their tests, and it wasn’t until shortly after daughter Ella’s birth that Edna learned she had breast cancer. Receiving the news [...]
David Orthner learned he might have cancer by a fluke. When sending his blood sample to the lab after a routine physical, Orthner’s doctor checked the box for a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) measurement, something not typically done until a patient turns 50.
Eddie Carrillo experienced no symptoms that might have alerted him to his elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level. But at a routine physical, Carrillo learned that his PSA was an alarming 4.5; normal is 1.0. Carrillo’s doctor told him it was likely he had prostate cancer, and that his prostate would have to be removed to prevent the cancer from spreading.
Jennifer Marquez has survived not one but two bouts with cancer. Her first diagnosis and treatment for thyroid cancer went smoothly enough. It was the second diagnosis with a rare form of sarcoma that presented a [...]
Neo-bladder Surgery- Just days before his 59th birthday, John Hottinger found specs of blood in his urine. Since he worked for an insurance agency, he asked a friend at work to book him in with an internist. After the tests, he received the phone call from the doctor who told him to come in and bring his wife.
Adam Schaffer is convinced his then six-year-old son, Hayden, saved his life. It was Thanksgiving weekend in 2005 and the Schaffers were visiting his parents near San Diego. The Friday after the feast, Schaffer and Hayden were wrestling around on the couch when the boy shot his father a [...]
The doctors told Allie Newman that the pain in her right thigh was tendonitis, nothing to worry about. A little physical therapy and she’d be as good as new. Just one month later, in January, the 16-year-old avid skier and soccer player was diagnosed with an aggressive osteosarcoma in her [...]