Banner oncologist offers hope to 72-year-old battling cancer

While most skin cancers are diagnosed because of a visible skin lesion, for E. Blake Hastings, now 72, it was a case of pneumonia that resulted in a shocking diagnosis of stage IV melanoma in late 2018. A biopsy revealed a cancerous tumor located between his lungs, too close to his heart to be removed surgically.

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Mesa kids’ fundraiser inspires ‘Lemonade Challenge’ for Banner MD Anderson cancer patients

A group of inspired Mesa kids ages 4-12 worked together to run a lemonade stand to raise money for local cancer patients. When they donated the $10 they raised, Cancer Center leaders matched their gift dollar for dollar, and their beaming faces sparked a larger idea: the “Lemonade Challenge”.  

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