We can hear the collective groans just thinking about cancer and all the negativity, darkness and pain associated with it. We had the same reservations when deciding to tackle the disease in this year's issue, but cancer impacts us all. More than 1 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with various forms of it each year and in Northeast Ohio alone 25,950 new patients sought treatment at our local hospitals in 2011*. But it's not all bad news, the American Cancer Society released a statistic earlier this year that the cancer death rate in America has decreased by 20 percent from its peak in 1991. We're getting closer to beating the disease every day, finding ways to outsmart it, prevent it, catch it early and fight back. Doctors across the country and those profiled on the following pages are spurring innovative procedures, new technology and promising research so one day we can say there is a cure for cancer.
*Most recent year for which verified figures are available
My husband was a cancer patient under the care of Dr. Brian Rini. Thanks to him, his staff and the Cleveland Clinic my husband had 12 years of quality life after being diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Thank you Dr Rini, Laura Wood and the Cleveland Clinic for all you do in the fight against kidney cancer.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 8:26:08 PM by Anonymous
I would like to nominate
Wanda Cruz-Knight, M.D., eMBA
for Best Doctors
She is a Family Medicine Physician at University Hospitals and Residency Director of the University Hospitals Family Medicine and Community Health Residency Program
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 7:33:27 PM by Eric J. Schram
can you please let me know which issue Dr. William Bingman, Neurosurgeon was on your front page and if I can get a copy of same?
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 8:28:04 PM by Katie
I second the thanks for Dr. Rini and Laura Wood and the Cleveland Clinic. Amazing and wonderful people!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 6:54:21 AM by Anonymous
I would like to nominate Dr. Chris Bajzer at the Cleveland Clinic in Interventional Cardiology.
He is a wonderful doctor . In today's medicine where other doctors are rushed and only see you for 5 minutes. He is always on time, sits and really listens to you and the concerns of your loved ones . He is a fabulous cardiologist and needs nominated for 2014
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 12:04:21 PM by Anonymous
I would like to nominate Dr. Rishi Goel. He is a Neurosurgeon at Saint John Westshore and Southwest General Hospital. He took care of my father last month after he was taken to the emergency room. My dad was having difficulty walking and using the bathroom. Dr Goel took him to the operating room that night after showing us his MRI, and my dad feels great and is back to normal.