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Families Trust Mom, and Mom Trusts Hoag

​​In 2011, Jennifer Yee went from being a happily married woman expecting her first child to an ovarian cancer patient overnight. The elation she felt after years of trying to conceive was suddenly at risk as her world turned upside down. The questions, confusion and fear could have been overwhelming for someone facing two significant, … Read More
Published On: September 22, 2015

A life-saving service: The Hereditary Cancer Program at Hoag

​Many people worry about hereditary cancer, especially if they have a close family member who has had cancer. Although most cancers are not hereditary, in some families a predisposition to cancer is passed down from one generation to the next, with about one in 10 cancer patients having hereditary cancer. It is also important to … Read More
Published On: July 29, 2015

Fibroids Eliminated Through Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Cathy Nishimoto has been a long time patient of Obstetrician/Gynecologist Jonathan Wheeler, M.D. “He is one of the best there is in his field and at what he does,” shares Cathy. “He is detail-oriented, extremely thorough and takes into account the big picture. He always has time for questions and shows appropriate concern for his … Read More
Published On: July 29, 2015

Robotic Myomectomy Leads to a Dream Come True

​Robotic surgery has had a significant impact on many patients’ lives, including Michelle Hetzel, a 43-year-old Long Beach resident. For almost a year, Michelle was experiencing a consistent, sharp pain in her abdomen, as well as the feeling of being very bloated, making her everyday activities challenging and uncomfortable. She underwent multiple tests, yet the … Read More
Published On: July 29, 2015

Wanted to Experience Natural Birth

Nancy Kanoudi had a plan.
Published On: July 29, 2015

From Cancer Patient to Cancer-Free Tourist

Mary Sellers underwent an operation, radiation and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer – and went home the next day. A few weeks later, she enjoyed a river cruise between Prague and Budapest
Published On: July 29, 2015