COVID-19 is a ‘1-2-3-punch’ disease: Doctors describe how the coronavirus severely damages the lungs
Dr. Osita Onugha, thoracic surgeon and assistant professor of Minimally Invasive Chest Surgery & Thoracic Surgical Oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, describe how the coronavirus severely damages the lungs in an article by Business Insider.
Learn 13 ways to protect your lungs during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to MD’s, including Dr. Osita Onugha, MD, chief of thoracic surgery and assistant professor of thoracic surgical oncology at JWCI.
March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month. Learn the top 20 warning signs to look out for that could indicate you may have a kidney problem from Przemyslaw Twardowski, M.D., Medical Oncologist, and Director of Clinical Research, Urology and Urologic Oncology.
“Work can be a very affirming experience,” says Rebecca Crane-Okada, Ph.D., Program Manager at Margie Petersen Breast Center at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. “It gives people a sense of meaning and purpose and self-value.” Learn how to balance your job when facing metastatic breast cancer.
Pacific Neuroscience Institute Opens State-Of-The-Art Surgical Skills Lab at John Wayne Cancer Institute
Pacific Neuroscience Institute, in collaboration with John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, is very pleased to announce the opening of its new Multidisciplinary Neuroanatomy and Surgical Skills Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Neurosurgery. Learn more about our new lab!
New research has found that some ingredients in sunscreen can get absorbed into your bloodstream, but you shouldn’t stop using it because the harmful effects of UV rays are more dangerous. Trevan Fischer, M.D., surgical oncologist at JWCI, explains how to safely stay protected.
According to a new study, sunscreen creams and sprays don’t just sit on top of your skin—some of the ingredients get absorbed into your bloodstream. Research suggests the harmful effects of UV rays are more dangerous, so we asked Trevan Fischer, M.D., a surgical oncologist at JWCI, what you can do to protect yourself safely.
Body image can be a tricky thing to navigate, but one new study on women and breast satisfaction has found that it could actually impact your health. Learn how from Janie Grumley, MD, breast surgical oncologist and Director of the Margie Petersen Breast Center at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.
A new study recommends colorectal cancer screenings should start at age 45 because of the increasing number of colorectal cancer cases in younger adults. Learn more from Anton Bilchik, M.D., surgical oncologist, and Director of Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Program at JWCI.
Elaine’s husband Stephen, was diagnosed with a brainstem tumor in 2018. After undergoing a whirlwind of treatment options, Stephen’s tumor has shrunk thanks to the the brilliant JWCI & PNI neuro-oncologists, Dr. Santosh Kesari, Dr. Jose Carrillo, and their team at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. Learn more about their inspirational story.