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George R.: Beating Throat Cancer with El Camino Health
July 14, 2021
George R. credits the El Camino Health Cancer Center with providing the medical care — and genuine caring — that he needed to fight throat cancer.
Laura Takes Charge of her High Risk for Breast Cancer
May 27, 2021
When Laura, mother of two, felt a lump in her breast, she assumed her milk ducts were clogged. She was about to stop breastfeeding her infant son and knew mastitis was often a side effect.
Susana: Thankful for Early Detection and Confident in Her Care
May 27, 2021
Susana, now 74, has gotten her annual breast screenings at El Camino Health since she was 40. In 2016, her mammogram revealed abnormal tissue that required a biopsy.
Carol: My Year of Treatment for Triple Positive Breast Cancer
May 27, 2021
In the third trimester of her first pregnancy, Carol was scratching at the pregnancy rash covering her body when she felt a lump in her breast.
Symon’s Story: Learning to Control His Diabetes
December 5, 2020
Symon is an engineer, which means numbers are often the best way to get his attention. In 2019, one number became particularly concerning to Symon and that was his latest A1C blood test result.
Cancer Diagnosis Won’t Stop Octogenarian Soccer Player
July 20, 2020
In early 2019, Agostino and his wife Gayle received the shocking diagnosis that he had leukemia, and without treatment, only three to six months to live.
Mental Health Journey Leads to Career of Helping Others
July 2, 2020
The pressure of her senior year of college was weighing on Michaela and after a sleepless night spent nervously pacing, Michaela contacted her therapist for counsel on how to manage her emotions.
Midwife Helps Make Hospital Birth Feel like Home
June 24, 2020
Bianca knew that her natural beliefs were going to be at the center of her birth plan for her firstborn, but she didn’t know she would also have to factor in how the COVID-19 pandemic was going to impact her delivery.
Vacation Abroad Leaves George Fighting for His Life
June 23, 2020
Shortly upon returning to Santa Clara from his vacation to Norway and London earlier this year, George found himself in a battle for his life after contracting COVID-19.
Transfusions Help Patient Approach Life with Renewed Vigor
June 17, 2020
After a stressful year caring for her sick mother, Silvia started to experience issues with her menstrual cycle in addition to extreme fatigue, lightheadedness and throbbing head pain.