Lessons from the Baseball Diamond Help a Patient with Throat Cancer

May 9, 2020

A lifetime of coaching and playing baseball has taught Gary Weinstein many things.

The 63-year-old Takoma Park resident knows it’s important to train well, stay positive and follow the advice of coaches. And he knows that no individual can succeed without support from a talented team.

So when life threw Weinstein a curve ball in the form of a frightening throat cancer diagnosis, he brought the philosophies he honed on the baseball diamond to Suburban Hospital. There, he found a supportive and dedicated team led by Brandi Page, assistant professor of radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences for the Johns Hopkins Radiation Oncology Department at Suburban Hospital.

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