It’s never convenient to receive a cancer diagnosis, but the timing could not have been worse for Vicky. In the middle of a long contentious divorce, minimal health insurance, forced to move to a cheaper home, trying to stay strong for her two daughters – and she learns she has breast cancer.
In 2013, Barbara retired from a rewarding career as a preschool teacher and director and started to consider the next stage of her life. Having cancer was NOT on her bucket list, but a diagnosis after a routine mammogram led to a lumpectomy and 16 rounds of radiation.
A cancer diagnosis can make you feel alone, even when surrounded by family and friends. With no relatives living close to her, Loretta needed to find a surrogate family to help her through her breast cancer experience. She found it at Cancer CAREpoint.
When Ann Marie read a Cancer CAREpoint brochure in a waiting room, the need for support services rang true. She was not yet officially diagnosed with breast cancer but all signs pointed in that direction. She was worried over how to tell her two sons about her illness as much as she was dreading the surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.