• Atar, her oncologists and the expert team of Memorial physicians fought her breast cancer with genetic testing, chemotherapy and a bilateral mastectomy followed by reconstructive surgery.

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      • With expertise in gastrointestinal malignancies, or GI cancers, Memorial Cancer Institute was strong for Jeannine in her fight against colon cancer. Watch her story.

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      • Breast cancer was not a part of Melanie’s plan. She didn’t know who would fight alongside her. But with the support of her physicians and family, Melanie was stronger than cancer. Watch her story.

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      • Nipple-sparing mastectomy at Memorial Breast Cancer Center is a treatment for breast cancer that removes breast tissue but allows a patient to retain her natural nipple.

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      • Christine didn’t think that she stood a chance against lung cancer. But she fought – and beat – cancer three times, with Memorial Cancer Institute on her side. Watch her story.

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      • Personalized medicine at Memorial Women’s Imaging Center means each patient’s family and medical history are used to determine her personal risk for breast cancer.

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    The Memorial Cancer Institute Experience

    • Nick

      Dr. Nick Masi is a clinical psychologist. He’s the father of a cancer survivor. He’s a long-time employee of Memorial Healthcare System and the person responsible for introducing the whole system to the concept of patient- and family-centered care. And for five years, he’s been a cancer survivor, too.

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    • Maria

      After fighting — and beating — stage IV melanoma, Maria couldn’t believe it when she was diagnosed with breast cancer several years later. Luckily, her digital mammogram at Memorial Women’s Imaging Center caught the cancer very early, at stage zero. And with the team at Memorial Breast Cancer Center on her side, Maria fought and won once again.

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    • Karen

      When Karen was diagnosed with colon cancer, she was shocked and numb—but not for very long. She knew there was only one thing she could do: fight. She also knew she couldn’t fight her best battle alone, so she made it her mission to find the right team to be on her side.

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