Breast Cancer Stories for Orange Coast Memorial

In the Genes

Uncovering potential hidden threats

A father’s nose. A mother’s almond-shaped eyes. A grandmother’s curly brown hair. An uncle’s dimple on the left cheek.

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.
A Royal Battle

A Royal Battle Against Cancer

As Junior Miss Southern California 2014, Emma Manetta is using her platform and life experiences to improve lives – especially those touched by cancer.
Shawna Manetta

Turning the Tide Against Breast Cancer

Soon after her diagnosis with breast cancer at age 35, Shawna Manetta made a decision: she shook off the fear and chose to focus on the blessings in her life.