October 18, 2023 | by: KGET
Breast Cancer is a disease in which the cells of the breast grow out of control. These cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body. A great majority of Breast Cancer occurs in women though it can rarely occur in men.
Sept 18, 2023 | by: Eliza Green
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — “There’s a lot of reason for optimism,” said Dr. Ravi Patel from the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center when asked about the state of cancer treatment during an interview with 17 News at Sunrise.
“About three decades ago, there were three million cancer survivors, now there’s 18 million cancer survivors,” Dr. Patel added. Prevention, early detection and targeted treatments have aided in making cancer increasingly less deadly.
Aug 29, 2023 | KUZZ
One in 8 men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer throughout their lifetime. CBCC’s Dr. Angel Morán recently appeared on KUZZ to discuss the significance of prostate cancer awareness and the critical role of PSA blood tests in early detection. His insights shed light on the importance of proactive healthcare and understanding the value of regular screenings. As part of our commitment to the community's well-being, CBCC is offering free PSA blood tests throughout the month of September. You can listen to Dr. Moran's informative interview here.
Aug 15, 2023 | by: Aleeya Fitzgerald
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Modern-day medicines are easing the strain cancer can have on the body, but early detection remains one of the best preventative measures.
When being screened for cancer, the best scenario is to detect it as early as possible. With more colon cancer detected in younger ages, the recommended screening age has changed…. See More
July 24, 2023 | by: Eliza Green
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KEGT) — Dr. Ravi Patel from the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center joined 17 News at Sunrise for a monthly update on cancer research and treatment. This month, Dr. Patel shared about the advancements in liquid biopsies which allows for more targeted treatment in cancer patients.
June 20, 2023 | by: Luis Garcia
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Dr. Ravi Patel of the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center talks about the importance of artificial intelligence being applied in radiology to analyze and identify tumors on scans, new clinical trials CBCC is doing with UCLA and how often Kern residents should get checked for skin cancer.
June 17, 2023 | Greater Bakersfield Chamber
Dr. Ravi Patel received the Harvey L. Hall Lifetime Achievement award.
Saturday night, the Beautiful Bakersfield Awards, presented by Valley Strong Credit Union, recognized the efforts of 118 individuals, businesses and organizations that helped build a better Bakersfield in 2022.
There were 800 community members who attended the 33rd annual event hosted by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber at Mechanics Bank Theater & Convention Center. Get ready to be inspired by the following heartwarming and uplifting stories of each award recipient.
BY STEVEN MAYER firstname.lastname@example.org Jun 2, 2023
It is recommended that most women receive their first mammogram at age 40, and Brenda Corona was no exception.
It was last fall. She had no symptoms. And Corona was still young, so she figured there was little reason to worry.
"I could never imagine when I would go in to get my first mammogram ... I would be diagnosed with breast cancer," she told a gathering of fellow cancer patients, survivors and supporters at the third-annual Cancer Survivors Day Celebration held Friday at Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center in southwest Bakersfield.