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Prostate Cancer Treatment at Hoag Gives Patient a New ‘Calling’

“I had excellent results with everything. There are always potential side effects, like incontinence. I had zero.”


Thyroid Cancer Survivor Receives New Innovative Procedure

“I’m very glad I did this. I couldn’t believe how easy it was, recovery was great, and I have felt amazing ever since.”

From Wreckage to Innovation

“Dr. Demeure is very understanding and knowledgeable. He made me feel better about all of it. And the nurses went above and beyond, and they were so nice and patient. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience."

Women's Health

Hoag Offers the Support and Understanding ‘Previvors’ Need

“Going into a place like this makes me feel loved because they really care, and it gives me that peace of mind that these people understand.”

Diabetes Center

Overcoming the Odds: One Woman’s Quest to Get Back to Normal

“I got exceptional care from experts at Hoag.”

Advanced Skills Made a Difference for a Hoag Employee's Mom

“I’m feeling great. I’m line dancing. I’m working outside. If it weren’t for Dianne finding Dr. Yalvac, I would just be on medication. I wouldn’t have the energy to do the things I want to do, and I like to keep busy and move fast. I feel like I can do something with my life now.”

The Power of Extraordinary Recovery: One Teacher’s Journey Back

“I can’t thank Hoag enough. They’ve completely changed my life.”


A Life Regained: How Surgery Gave One Man His Life Back

“I’m optimistic about the future, Hoag offered me a new life.”


Hoag Helps Breast Cancer Patient Stay in Control

“I trust Hoag and I trusted Drs. Khan and Savalia. I read up on the work that they do, and based on their experience, I had a lot of comfort going in,” she says.


Hoag Helps Esophageal Cancer Survivor Reignite Taste for Life

As an esophageal cancer survivor, eating and enjoying food had been lost for Sarah for more than a year.