Posts Categorized: Cancer

Where Did Swanson Hall Go?

Swanson Hall is long gone and the new Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is rising from its ashes. Do you know what happened to all the debris?

When I look at the new Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center construction site, it’s hard to imagine it used to be the location of Swanson Hall. In 2013, before deconstruction happened, LiveGreen wondered where demolished buildings went. We are happy to report buildings on campus are largely recycled. Here’s how it works: metal, sections… Read more »

The “Best of the Best” in Cancer Care – Right Here in Omaha


U.S. News and World Reports recently ranked Nebraska Medicine as one of the best hospitals in the country for its expertise in six adult specialties: cancer care, gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology. This is the best performance for the hospital in terms of national recognition in these rankings. In… Read more »

Prevention and Awareness Key to Beating Ovarian Cancer


Ovarian cancer used to be called the “silent killer.” But not anymore. We now know that ovarian cancer does have symptoms – they are just subtle and often appear in later stages of the disease. There are several things a woman can do to help prevent or improve the chances of an early diagnosis. Know… Read more »

Love and Lymphoma

Zach and Sara Graham on their wedding day, September 19, 2014.

I’ll never forget the day. October 15, 2012. Zach, my high school sweetheart, was just 19-years-old. He had the whole world in front of him. Then, it all came crashing down. Zach was diagnosed with Precursor T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. It was a surprise and shock to both of us. From the beginning, Zach had a difficult… Read more »

Vacation of a Lifetime: Three Years in the Making

In September, Shara went camping in Colorado. Her first time since being diagnosed with aplastic anemia.

Some may not think of camping as a vacation of a lifetime, but for me it was extra time in my life – that I wasn’t sure I’d have. In January 2012, at the age of 39, I was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a rare blood disorder that affects my bone marrow. Only 20 percent of patients… Read more »