Patient Care

Alisa’s Story: Survivor, Marathoner, Mother

Alisa Brozinsky was just 34 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now 20 years cancer-free, she talks about her journey and how she wound up at UCSF Radiology.

A Loving Daughter Promotes BRCA Screening Worldwide

After her mother was diagnosed with BRCA-related ovarian cancer, a supportive daughter underwent genetic testing. Though she doesn’t have the gene mutation, Ginger is now an advocate for breast and ovarian cancer awareness.

A Family Gathers to Fight Hereditary Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can be terrifying news. Azela’s story is one that emphasizes the importance of both genetic cancer testing and family ties.

Tables Turned: A UCSF Staffer Undergoes Treatment

Ingrid works as a scheduler for the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. After being diagnosed with benign meningioma, she became a patient. 

Jan’s Story: Conquering Osteoporosis at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute

Jan trusted Dr. Aenor Sawyer, founder and director the multidisciplinary Skeletal Health Service at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute, to diagnose and treat her osteoporosis after a fall. This is her story.

Guy’s Story: Diagnosing & Treating CCF at the San Francisco VA

When Guy McCarty’s vision began to deteriorate and his eye movement became restricted, he relied on the team at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. They diagnosed the problem as carotid cavernous fistula, or CCF, and helped to restore his vision. Here is Guy’s story.

Laura's Story: How Breast Cancer Changed Me

Breast cancer survivor Laura Holmes Haddad has a new outlook on life. Since battling the disease, she’s become an advocate and voice for cancer patients

Laura's Story: My Breast Cancer Care Team at UCSF

For patients battling breast cancer, feeling simply like a medical record number can be devastating. UCSF’s breast cancer care team, made up of doctors, techs, and nurses, understands the importance of developing a deep and supportive connection with patients during such a trying and emotional time.

Laura’s Journey: From Breast Cancer Diagnosis to Radiant Survival

Laura Holmes Haddad visited the UCSF Imaging facility at 1725 Montgomery Street, and shared her journey from terrifying breast cancer diagnosis to three years of radiant survival.

Celebration of Life: 20 Years after Life-Saving Procedure, Patient Honors Care Team

Twenty years ago, patient Elaina Rose Lovejoy knew something was wrong. Today, after undergoing a potentially life-saving procedure, she’s happy and healthy. She planned something special to thank the care team who treated her two decades ago.