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Our patients are the best advocates of the compassionate, loving care they and their familes get at Mercy Cancer Care. Read a few of our survivor stories below:
When Sonara Stepteau discovered she had breast cancer more than four years ago, her world turned upside down. The first in her family to receive such a diagnosis, the now 49-year-old retail sales associate felt overwhelmed by the prospect of numerous medical appointments, unfamiliar medical terminology and her concerns about what would happen next.
Cas Pearce’s annual mammogram revealed a cancerous tumor. Despite the bad news, she knew that expert treatment was available and was confident that all would turn out well. “I wasn’t even upset when they said it was cancer,” admits Cas. “I knew my doctors at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital would take care of me, and they certainly did.”
Traveling to Philadelphia from her home in Barbados, Angela Beckles stayed with her mother. During her visit, she told her mother about discomfort in one of her breasts that seemed to come and go. Her mother insisted she have it checked out. Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital took an aggressive approach to treating her breast cancer which saved her life.
For breast cancer treatment, this patient says “Mercy Philadelphia was the place I needed to be.”
The card arrived at Jean Vinson’s house as it does every year, reminding her it was time to schedule her annual mammogram at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. And like every year, Jean promptly picked up the phone and made her appointment.
But this year the results of her mammogram showed something suspicious. A yearly mammogram saved her life.
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