In this recent Stanford Hospital & Clinics video, Santwona Behera describes her medical and emotional journey with lung cancer. Her oncologist, Heather Wakelee, MD, discusses gene mutations that drive the cancer, and how knowing the gene mutation can change a patient's course of treatment.
In the piece, Behera says Wakelee's consideration of many treatment options gave her hope as well as brought her cancer under control. At Stanford, Behera says, "I feel that I am cared for."
Previously: Big data = big finds: Clinical trial for deadly lung cancer launched by Stanford study, Cancer survivor: The disease isn’t a “one-off, one-shot deal”, Weakness in lung cancer stem cells identified by Stanford scientists and When the journalist becomes the patient