Stories for Breast Care at Orange Coast Medical Center

Lauren Speegle

Acing Her Exams

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. 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 Medical Center. 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.