Patient Perspective: BJ

Hi my name is Betty Jane (BJ) and I live in Marietta, GA. In March of 2015 I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. Since everyone in my immediate family has had cancer, I decided to have a double mastectomy. After my operation, I was told by my surgeon and oncologist that I needed […]

Patient Perspective: Delphyne

… Only problem was the breast removal had left her with a pretty bad case of lymphatic cording and limited mobility of her right arm. As luck would have it, someone told me about TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, a Sandy Springs nonprofit that provides clinical and evidence-based rehabilitation for women with breast cancer, including physical […]

Patient Perspective: Dianne

This past summer I was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive breast cancer.   It was a shock to me and my family.  But my two daughters and my husband were with me every step of the way – from deciding on a surgeon, lumpectomy surgery, and three weeks of radiation. I love to garden, and am […]

Patient Perspective: Marlene

I was shocked when I learned about my mammogram results and thought ‘why me?’ and ‘how do I tell my kids?’  My husband was so supportive and we were all scared. We took it one day at a time, because making all the treatment decisions was the hardest part of the cancer journey and I […]