Living through a Stage 4 cancer diagnosis

Heather Jackson | Fri Jun 19, 2020

There is life after a cancer diagnosis — that’s the message Gina Valvo, 49, wants new cancer patients to see and hear clearly. Valvo hopes sharing her story will inspire many who are faced with a similar life-altering medical report.

Valvo learned she had Stage 4 cancer in May of 2019. Physicians at Loma Linda University Medical Center told her it started in her left breast and spread to her spine, liver, bones and finally, her left ovary.

When physicians began to explain her life-expectancy, she stopped them and said she was putting her faith in a higher power.

She was treated at the Loma Linda University Cancer Center by a team of experts. In February 2020, she received the news her medical treatments were working and her left ovary was clear of disease. In a candid tell-all interview with the Loma Linda University Health film’s team, Valvo shares her full story. Watch the video below to learn more.

The Loma Linda University Cancer Center offers patients comprehensive care that gives them the best opportunity to beat cancer. The center offers therapy, treatment by expert physicians and resources like massages and wigs. To learn more about the center, visit its website.