Posts By: UofL Health

Understanding pancreatic cancer

It’s estimated, more than 47,000 people in the United States will die of pancreatic cancer this year. U.S. Representative John Lewis, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and beloved game show host Alex Trebek all died of the disease in 2020. According to the American Cancer Society, pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3% of all…
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Survivor story: Bob Valvano

Seven years ago, Bob Valvano was getting ready to head to Connecticut to call a basketball game for ESPN. He didn’t feel great as he walked through Louisville’s airport, but he told himself he was just having stomach troubles and would be fine. Just as he was about to go through security, he realized he…
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Every minute counts in an emergency

In an emergency, every minute counts. With more emergency room locations in the region than any other health care system, UofL Health is ready to provide emergency care close to home when you need it with shorter ER wait times, faster beside triage and faster provider assessment, diagnostics and treatment. Each of our seven ERs…
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Immunotherapy helps patient find new hope in cancer treatments

Jeff Habermel’s journey to three-time cancer survivor has been a rollercoaster of emotions. “Is this a death sentence?” That question came during the darkest period, after his melanoma diagnosis. But it was UofL Health – James Graham Brown Cancer Center who offered him new hope with immunotherapy. “Dr. Chesney looked at me and my wife,…
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