When Lee was diagnosed with lung cancer, he knew there was only one place to go.
Dona knew something wasn’t right for a while. After a colonoscopy at the Cooper Digestive Health Institute—part of MD Anderson Cooper — she learned she had colon cancer. With the support of her husband Pete and two teenaged children, she went through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment with little interruption to her daily routine. Today, back to work full-time and coaching her daughter’s softball team, Dona considers herself lucky to have found her team at MD Anderson Cooper who worked seamlessly to get her back to health and the pleasures of everyday life.
For 41 year old athletic trainer Brandi Docket, running was a way of life. From starting as a hobby to becoming a way to lose weight after giving birth to her children, it gave her a sense of accomplishment. A couple of years ago, however, Brandi started experiencing what she calls “episodes,” where she became heavy in the chest, dizzy and light headed. The episodes would only last a few minutes, but they were concerning for her and her doctor. She was referred to the Cooper Heart Institute for testing.
“They treated us as if we were the only people at Cooper University Hospital,” says Barbara Hawk. Archibald Hawk is a United States Veteran. However, when prostate cancer struck, this Marine Corps veteran with the tough exterior was stopped in his tracks, unsure of what direction to take. After researching for three years, Mr. Hawk … [Read more…]
One evening while watching television with his wife, Betty, Dan Oliker took a strange, deep breath and fell limp. His heart had stopped; he was in cardiac arrest.
SJ Businessman Has Life-Changing Heart Surgery at Cooper
Steve Ravitz is a prominent South Jersey businessman. With more than 50 years in the supermarket industry, not much rattled this entrepreneur—until he heard the words “heart surgery.”
Bariatric Screening Detected Lung Cancer Hortense Brignola couldn’t walk 50 feet to her mailbox without getting out of breath. She couldn’t tie her shoes, reach down to pet her dog or help family during celebrations because of her obesity. After months of staring at the brochure about the Cooper Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, … [Read more…]
A diagnosis of cancer is always frightening. For Ted and Marianne Colanduno, it was double the anxiety. Within the span of three years, both husband and wife received this dreaded news. But, thanks to dedicated cancer experts and world-renowned treatment, the New Jersey couple has conquered their diseases. Theirs is a story of hope for … [Read more…]
William Pinto had been in and out of hospitals for over a year for various ailments that included pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs due to heart failure). He was unable to sleep lying down. His limbs were swollen and he was more and more short of breath. He was also dependent on oxygen 24 hours a day and on his family to take care of him.
Melvin was born at Cooper nine weeks premature, weighing only 2.9 pounds. He spent his first few weeks of life under the watchful eyes of the staff in Cooper’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. To show his gratitude for the exceptional care he received at Cooper, Melvin, now a healthy teenager, collects pennies each year to … [Read more…]