Members Stories

Nilsa Tanco

"I was diagnosed June 29, 2017, I remember it being Mother's Day and I found a lump and part of me knew instantly something was wrong. Told my hubby and talked to the kids, prayed. I remember seeing the doctor that Wednesday and she said she was so sure it was a cyst. But she wanted to be sure, better be safe then sorry. Things moved rapidly, mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy. Chemo and lumpectomy and radiation. I have been cancer free since Dec 22, 2017, I'm glad I spoke up! It was the hardest thing I've ever done and still is a struggle at times but I thank God I'm still standing. Listen to your body!"

Valerie Fannin

Well how can I start, I was working at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Newnan, Georgia. I can remember it all to well. I was working through about 2 years before I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was at home and I found a large lump on my left breast so I called my doctor and my twin sister and then I cried all that day and night and I made an appointment with my doctor on that Tuesday morning and he found it as well. So I decided to go through my nurse advocate to get me sent back to a doctor where I work at and it was good that I did it and I had tests, scan, biopsy, etc. Then I met my physician Ninan. She was a wonderful person, caring and very compassionate with her patients. She got me through the hardest time in my life and I will never forget her as long as I live. The treatment for chemo was 6 months long and my surgery was right after that and then radiation and now after 2 years I’m cancer free.

 

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