Brandi Reece knows the importance of early detection. In 2008 she found a lump in her breast. With no family history of cancer and no apparent risk factors, Brandi thought it was just a cyst. But not wanting to take any chances, she scheduled a breast exam with her physician. Digital mammography and ultrasound at Summa Health System revealed that Brandi had Stage 2 breast cancer. Brandi underwent chemotherapy, and surgery. Four years later, Brandi is cancer free. Brandi gives most of the credit to her breast specialist and oncology team at Summa for her recovery. But it was her quick action to get screened that saved her life. Early detection. It absolutely matters.
Read Brandi’s full story – diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Carol Thoman is an optimist. Her optimism didn’t waver when she heard a diagnosis of breast cancer. “I knew I was going to beat it,” she says without hesitation. While an optimistic attitude is important in the fight against cancer, Carol had another reason to be positive – her team at Summa Cancer Institute. Read More.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, Summa Health System can provide you with high-quality, compassionate cancer care at centers located throughout Northeast Ohio. Treatment and multiple resources are accessible at these locations, so you don’t have to travel far to receive the best cancer care possible.