Bert Schipper had specific plans for his golden years: move to Arizona, enjoy his boat on Lake Havasu and explore the Pacific Southwest in his four-wheel drive vehicle.
Stories for Cancer Care
Tara’s daughter, Kaylena, spent the first two months of her life at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach.
According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 1.7 million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year.
California State University, Long Beach library assistant Sharlene had a strong family history of smoking. Her family also had a strong history of lung cancer.
Low-dose CT lung screening saves tens of thousands of lives each year. As a Screening Center of Excellence, Orange Coast Memorial continues its commitment to helping more patients beat this deadly disease.
Lung cancer accounts for 27 percent of all cancer deaths – not because it’s the most prevalent cancer, but because it has historically been so difficult to detect in its earliest, most-treatable stages. Two-dimensional chest X-rays aren’t sensitive enough to detect tiny nodules and traditional Computerized Topography (CT) exposes patients to higher levels of radiation.