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9/5/2016 Latest post:
When I was diagnosed in last September with breast cancer, our first call was to our old neighbor David Smith, a partner in Compass Oncology. He dialed us in with a great team led by Dr. Jay Anderson, oncology, and Dr. Gregory Patton, radiation oncology. Over the past eleven months I have been through chemo, surgery, and radiation to the chest site. Discovery of metastasis to the brain led to brain-targeted radiation. Two rounds of losing hair, poor girl! Now I am in a surveillance mode. When we met with Dr. Anderson to review the treatment plan, we discovered it is very tough to predict length of survival, but Dr. Anderson suggests up to 2 + years is possible. The surveillance consists of scheduled scans to monitor - everything - and appropriate treatment response when and if a problem crops up. My spirits are good, buoyed by my faith and the outpouring of love and friendship that surrounds us. And – we could use a little help. We hope this site will be a way for you to check out what we may need. I’m not driving, so if we can get help down to the simplest of schlepping chores, it helps. We have discovered Dial-a-Ride!