One day a patient who had had a very difficult treatment journey asked that her nurses sing to her on her last day of chemotherapy. The nurses complied and as others heard the singing they wanted to be sung to as well as a sort of graduation from chemotherapy treatment. Over the years, lyrics and melody were added, and now the Chemo Song has become a staple at the Stanford Cancer Center's Infusion Treatment Area.
After years of watching his wife and daughters take sun protection seriously—hats and sunblock were part of their regular routine, along with visits to a dermatologist—David Duckworth took advantage of a free skin cancer screening to see what a specialist might make of the freckles and dark spots he could easily see on his face, arms and shoulders. As it turned out, those were the least of his worries. Read David's full story here: http://stanfordhospital.org/newsEvents/newsReleases/2013/david-duckworth... Learn more about the Stanford Hospital Dermatology Clinic and how screenings can save lives at: http://stanfordhospital.org/dermatology
Gwen McCane was told the tumors in her liver were inoperable and incurable. The tumors were small, but deep inside her liver, the body's largest organ and so rich with blood vessels that any surgery is tricky. At Stanford, Dr. Gloria Hwang gave McCane hope and using microwave ablation, she made a small incision and, guided by imaging, found the tumors and applied microwave heat to destroy them. Gwen McCane was able to go home the next day. Learn more about Stanford's Cancer Center: http://cancer.stanford.edu/ Or to read the full story: http://stanfordhospital.org/newsEvents/newsReleases/2013/gwen-mccane.html
Entering the Stanford Cancer Center, the first thing you're likely to notice is the bright, spacious lobby and the circular welcome desk. Chances are there will be a person behind the desk—a smiling patient navigator, specially trained to help to guide you through your experience. The navigators are the first contact for a wide range of personal services available to patients and their families.
The Stanford Cancer Institute, which opened in 2005, strives to combine the best in cancer research and patient care. From research in stem cell and therapeutics, tackling the most complex cancer cases, to the latest advancements in patient care, Stanford's Cancer Institute is a leader in cancer care innovations.
A decade after Steve Greiner was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, he couldn't help but worry when a long afternoon working outside left nearly his entire body covered with itchy sores. But, as he had so many times before, he found quick and understanding help at the Stanford Cancer Center. The Cancer Center's Dermato-oncology Clinic provides targeted dermatological care that can vastly improve a cancer patient's day-to-day life through correct diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions — from the simple to the complex. Read Steve's story: http://stanfordhospital.org/newsEvents/newsReleases/2014/patient-story-c...