The John Wayne Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 Sean Hunter Research In Action Walk, benefiting cutting edge brain cancer research at the John Wayne Cancer Institute led by Dr. Santosh Kesari. Save the date and join us for this second annual walk on Sunday, February 25th at Corpus Christi Church in Pacific […]
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A heartwarming testimonial...
Three summers ago, I was a Junior Lifeguard at El Segundo. One day, a representative from John Wayne came and spoke to us about skin cancer and sun protection as a part of the Block the Blaze program. Being very pale and covered in moles, this was not unfamiliar to me. I’ve been lectured on skin cancers and safety my whole life! However, I picked up a few new pieces of information that stuck with me; one being that melanomas can often appear in shades of blue or pink.
In the Spring of 2015, I noticed a pink mole on my forearm. At my routine dermatologist appointment, I mentioned it to my doctor. He said it didn’t look too bad, we could keep an eye on it. Because of what I learned from John Wayne, however, I knew something was up. I asked my dermatologist to remove it.
Last fall, I had a melanoma removed from my forearm at just 13 years old. Because of your team at John Wayne and your partnership with Junior Lifeguards, I was able to catch my melanoma quickly. All I needed was a few surgeries – I was lucky it was only Stage I.
I owe it all to the Block the Blaze program. That one little fact saved me from a much more dangerous situation. I can’t thank the John Wayne Cancer Foundation enough!
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Dr. Narayanan, Class of 2019 Dr. Narayanan obtained his medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York in Buffalo, where he also completed surgical internship and urology residency. In residency, he served on a peer-elected resident leadership committee in general surgical internship as well as […]
Dr. Palejwala, Class of 2019 Dr. Palejwala completed her undergraduate studies in Biology and Neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles, and obtained her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She then finished a residency in neurological surgery at the University of Arizona where she also served as Chief Resident. At […]
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