If Joyce McCain hadn’t chosen to receive an innovative form of radiation to treat her breast cancer, she and her doctors might not have discovered – until it was too late – she also had kidney cancer. “They say everything happens for a reason,” mused Joyce, 65, of Brooklyn, Ohio. “I’m blessed that the doctors … Read More
Barbers, like bartenders, hear it all from their customers. Well, almost all. Cleveland barber Waverly Willis, the owner/operator of two Urban Kutz barbershops, noticed a trend: As much as the men in his chair would tell them about their personal lives, they rarely talked about their health. “Oh, they’ll cheer on the Cavs and bellyache … Read More
Twenty-two weeks into her third pregnancy, Jessica Dykstra learned she was having a baby girl. Just minutes before, on that fateful February day, the 25-year-old San Diego resident was diagnosed with stage 2 renal cell carcinoma — a malignant tumor on her left kidney. “I was in disbelief,” recalls Jessica, already the mother to two … Read More
Cleveland Clinic patient reflects back on his journey with kidney cancer that began in January 2010. After learning of the diagnosis, Steven Campbell, MD, performed two separate surgeries to remove the cancer from both of the patient’s kidneys. To view the full story, watch WOIO’s, “Man with kidney cancer gets second chance”.