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, and said it was his goal to see that I would live until I was 90,” said the 58-year-old Habermel. “Incredibly powerful words to a person who was looking at three strikes and you’re out. In the words of the great Lou Gehrig I now consider myself the luckiest man alive.”

Immunotherapy treatment engages and energizes parts of a person's own immune system to fight diseases such as cancer. It is typically done by stimulating, or boosting, natural defenses so an immune system works harder or smarter to find and attack cancer cells.

LEARN MORE ABOUT JEFF HABERMEL'S STORY
A gluten-free me: A spotlight on celiac disease

LEARN MORE
Helpful hints for visiting UofL Health during COVID-19
 
Campus life with diabetes: A new level of learning
 
UofL Hospital's NICU is the first facility in Kentucky to offer Miris Human Milk Analyzer

Shelbyville Hospital Women’s Wellness Affair

The Shelbyville Hospital Women’s Wellness Affair has been a rite of spring for the past 15 years! While the 15th celebration had to be postponed until 2021, we couldn’t wait to share this information.

Check out this short video, including a message from Dr. Ruth Carrico about coexisting with COVID-19, and the virtual ribbon cutting for 3D mammography at UofL Health – Shelbyville Hospital!
FIND A PHYSICIAN - MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Copyright © 2020 UofL Health. All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.