Posts by Dustin Hawes

Elissa Baldwin poses for a photo in Barcelona while holding up a sign that reads, "Acute Myeloid Leukemia - 5 Years Cancer Free - I'm Cured!"

Elissa Looks to Pay it Forward After AML Journey

Elissa Baldwin just heard the words, ‘you’re cured.’ It was the phrase she was yearning to hear for the past five years; a phrase she wasn’t even considering prior to the fall of...

A photo of Gary Albertson outdoors with his photography equipment

The Perfect Match

Gary Albertson is an avid landscape photographer who’s traveled far and wide to capture nature’s most magical moments. During a trip to the Cook Islands in the spring of 1995, Gary knew...

Selfie of Brea Green

Brea’s Rebirth-day Signifies Hope and Resiliency

Dealing with the peaks and valleys that come with a cancer diagnosis is difficult to navigate physically, mentally, and emotionally. All of this takes a lot of resilience. Brea Green is...

Being Diligent About Cancer Early Detection

Tami Beaty is no stranger to cancer. She’s lost people she cared a lot about to cancer. First her grandmother to breast cancer, and more recently, a friend who had ovarian cancer. Then, in...

Photo of Shanie Mason holding up a bell with one hand and using her other hand to point at it

Navigating a Cancer Diagnosis

Whether it’s a sixth sense or a gut feeling, sometimes we know when something just doesn’t add up. It can be a feeling that’s difficult to describe to others. Something wasn’t right for...

Jordan Johnson, better known as Iamjordan, poses for a photo in front of iconic Portland, Oregon sign

Hip Hop Fighting Cancer’s Community Impact

  What is it about a cancer diagnosis that feels so personal? It could be that cancer is an unwelcome guest in our home that doesn’t knock or provide an estimated time of arrival. It...

Life with lymphedema

Today, March 6, 2020, is World Lymphedema Day. Below, Sandy Henschel, an OHSU patient, shares how this condition has impacted her life in her own words.  What is lymphedema? Lymphedema is...