Patient Story3 Minute ReadOct | 22 | 2019
With no family history, I didn’t expect to hear I had breast cancer. I had moved and lost pace with my annual mammograms for two years. But Dr. Comander made me feel tough and confident.
It wasn’t an easy case, and lots of my medical friends told me I had to get Mass General doctors. Well, I did; and they were right at Newton-Wellesley.
I still worried for myself but I worried more for my teenage daughter. The support services that Newton-Wellesley offered were amazing. In consultation with a NWH child psychologist, my daughter proved her resilience. She even got her driver’s license on her own through all of this. I am so proud of her. Newton-Wellesley cared for both of us — not as cases but as people.
- Medical Director, Mass General Cancer Center-Waltham
- Director, Breast Oncology Program at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
- Director, Lifestyle Medicine
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