With their stories of strength, hope and courage, cancer patients offer inspiration to one another, to their friends and families, and to the doctors and nurses who care for them.

Here are some of these stories, shared by patients who have been treated at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and take part in UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center programs.


Elizabeth Lacasia patient story"Each day is a precious gift"

Elizabeth Lacasia celebrated an important milestone — the 10-year anniversary of her lung cancer diagnosis. “I’m very fortunate to still be here,” she said. Through an innovative clinical trial, she received a combination treatment and is doing well. Lacasia is passionate about helping other lung cancer patients, sharing her experience and perspective on battling the disease.

ReadElizabeth's full story



Our young patients

Meet some of the pediatric patients who inspire us with their courage and strength.