I have a husband, a 10-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter. They keep me pretty busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
A few months ago, I went to the Breast Health Center at Susquehanna Health for my yearly mammogram, and my doctor found a lump. After an ultrasound exam and a biopsy, they determined that I had early stage breast cancer.
The first thing I said was “Am I going to die? Because, I don’t want to leave my kids.” I was really scared.
Dr. Susan Branton took the time to explain all of the options, and together we decided I would get a bilateral mastectomy and breast reconstruction at the same time. After the surgery, I elected to do chemotherapy, because I am determined to beat this. Five years ago, chemotherapy wasn’t even an option for people who had early stage breast cancer. But they offer it now at Susquehanna Health. They have all the technology to treat Breast cancer – and I feel better knowing that they have a breast cancer cure rate of 95%.
I’ve just completed 20 weeks of chemotherapy, and I have one more treatment to go. The other day, I had a repeat test done and the nurse called me right away to tell me that everything came back okay. Through it all, the doctors and nurses at Susquehanna Health have been really supportive. They treat me like I’m part of their family. And because of their care, I get to be here for my own family.
– Lori Fishel, Cogan Station