Marty Collins had surfed in Santa Cruz on and off for nearly 50 years. One day he went out, got held under for two or three waves, and realized that he couldn't hold his breath nearly as long as he used to. Something was up. Turns out he had a mass the size of a man's fist around one of his lungs. Collins and his wife were distraught, until they talked to his doctor.
When Missy found out she had breast cancer, she understandably panicked. But her medical team stayed calm and guided her to the best treatment option.
After CPMC's oncology team and the Institute for Health & Healing helped save musician Eric Muhler's life, he found a special way to give back.
A patient talks about his treatment for brain cancer and the PAMF doctors and staff who touched his life.
Becky Herry and her oncologist discuss CPMC’s treatment for her late-stage melanoma with a new cancer drug.
Two patients reflect on their bouts with pancreatic cancer and how the complex Whipple procedure saved their lives.