Stories for Women's Care


Lauren Speegle


Lauren Speegle personifies the word “busy.” She’s a high school math teacher, a tutor, a cheer team advisor and a mother of two young children. With every hour of the day being filled with a task, it would be easy for her to ignore reminders of her doctor appointments or annual mammograms.
But she never does, because at just 36 years of age, Lauren is a colon cancer survivor.

Pillars of Strength and Hope

State-of-the-art medical expertise and technology are hallmarks of the MemorialCare Breast Center at Orange Coast Memorial. But according to cancer patient Maxine Verch, so are kindness, encouragement, and genuine concern.