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.
Stories for Cancer Care
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.
Joe's conviction for cancer screening
State-of-the-art medical expertise and technology are hallmarks of the MemorialCare Breast Center at Orange Coast Memorial. But according to cancer patient Maxine Verch, so are kindness, encouragement, and genuine concern.
It’s been nearly five years since Bob McIsaac beat pancreatic cancer – and he’s enjoying every minute.