Patient Stories

A Team Approach to Breast Cancer Care

Darlene hit a few significant milestones when she turned 70: she celebrated 50 years of marriage to her wonderful husband and visitedDarlene all 50 states. However, beating breast cancer was not on her planned list of achievements.

Knowing the importance of regular screenings, Darlene always received an annual mammogram. Yet, during a post-surgical check by her gynecologist, Jay B. Greenberg, M.D., FACOG, a lump in her breast was found and she was immediately scheduled for imaging and a breast biopsy.

“When I first heard the word cancer, I cried a bit, but I knew God was in control,” says Darlene.

Read Darlene's full experience here.

Personalized Care Close to Home

Lying down in her bed, Benita felt pain under her arm and felt something hard in her breast. “I never felt it before,” says Benita. “I knew right then and there to call my doctor.”Benita and Kenisha

After a meeting with her doctor and an ultrasound and MRI, Benita discovered that she had breast cancer. Benita’s daughter Kenisha was devastated by the news. “You find yourself asking why,” says Kenisha.

Personalized care close to home

Soon after her diagnosis, Benita and Kenisha arrived at John R. Marsh Cancer Center and met their cancer care team: a breast surgeon, radiation oncologist, medical oncologist and nurse navigator. Here, Benita received an individualized treatment plan by a team of doctors focused on treating and beating her cancer. Corey, Benita’s nurse navigator, helped to coordinate appointments and answer questions about her diagnosis.

Read Benita's full story here

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