Living Hope-Dr Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith knew what she wanted to be when “she grew up”

How many of us can say “I know what I want to be when I grow up?” Dr Rowland-Goldsmith knew exactly wanted she wanted to be at a very young age.  She was horrified to hear a couple of girls make fun and laugh at a classmate when her wig fell off while changing for P.E.  You see this little girl and been diagnosed with leukemia and lost her hair during chemotherapy.  This event affected Melissa profoundly and she knew then she would be a oncologist.  Her path took a little detour but she still has a tremendous affect on those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Hear how her journey with pancreatic cancer will help mold future Doctors and Researchers to communicate better with patients.

Only on Orange County’s only Community Radio Station livestreaming from UCI Beall Applied Innovation at the Cove Thursdays at 11:00am PDT 

If you or anyone you know need help with their journey, please contact the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Patient Services at or call 877-2-PANCAN.  If you’d like to share your story or have story ideas, please contact Roberta Luna at

More Journeys can also be found on  and our website

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