Monday, March 3, 2014

Jewel Johl to speak at The Many Faces of Colon Cancer 2014

We are gearing up for 
The Many Faces of Colon Cancer at the end of March! Each week we will be highlighting one of the doctors that will be speaking at the event!

This week: Dr. Jewel Johl!

Click on his picture to view his short biography or click on the link below.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Women’s Health: Cancer Symptoms NOT to Ignore

By: Dr. Gigi Chen
February is Cancer Prevention Awareness Month and it is important for women to remember that if they experience changes with their body, to contact their physician. A change in your body doesn’t automatically mean you have cancer, but some symptoms should not be ignored either.

Read 10 Cancer Symptoms not to ignore here.

Quality Cancer Care: Recognizing Excellence

By Sarah Buenviaje, NP

Diablo Valley Oncology and Hematology Medical Group has received reaccreditation by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).  The QOPI® Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.

Read more about the certification and award here.

Diablo Valley Oncology / Hematology Medical Group, located at the California Cancer and Research Institute in Pleasant Hill, provides comprehensive cancer care to patients by bringing together medical oncology, hematology, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, clinical trials, oncology rehabilitation and supportive care all in one convenient location. For more information call 925-677-5041.

Monday, February 10, 2014

CVS will stop selling Tobacco!

As of October 1, 2014, CVS Pharmacy will no longer be selling tobacco products!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Holiday Party 2014 Recap Video!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Blankies for Grown-Ups

Blankies for Grown-Ups is an all volunteer based organization in Walnut Creek, California. For 15 years they have been hand making quilts and afghans for seriously ill adults and adult oncology patients. Blankies for Grown-Ups provides fabric, batting, patterns and lots of support to all their volunteers, all FREE of charge. Depending on donations, they can also provide yarn for knitters and crocheters and they can often provide sewing machines and other tools. 

Most blankies are distributed through John Muir Health and Contra Costa County Health Services and through state - or community - funded programs. Blankies are also distributed to male and female oncology patients in local hospitals and clinics such as Kaiser, Alta Bates, Contra Costa County Hospital. 

Volunteers meet at John Muir Medical Center Concord in the Concord Rooms four times year. Please contact the Blankie Project Coordinator Susan Gray Mason if you can help!

Donations are always welcome:
  • Good quality cotton fabrics (no scraps)
  • Yarn
  • Sewing Machines

Meeting Dates:
  • Saturday - Feb 15
  • Saturday - May 3
  • Saturday - August 2
  • Saturday - -November 1

Blankie Project Coordinator
Susan Gray Mason