Cancer

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A Patient’s Perspective

Doctors have come a long way in treating breast cancer, but when Carlette Allen received her diagnosis in late 2009, she didn’t know that. “I was certain I was going to die,” says the 57-year-old Severna Park resident. “I had never known anyone who had survived breast cancer.” “I was[...]

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Navigating Cancer Treatment With a Trusted Guide

Robert Smith was a healthy 62-year old runner when he first found the lump on the left side of his neck. Stage 4 head and neck cancer took him completely by surprise. A little more than a year later, after surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, the Annapolis attorney is cancer[...]

  1. Sally A Renner: People undergoing knee and hip surgery also need a nurse guide or independent guide (preferably) and ombudsman who has no…

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Comfort, every step of the way

When Amber Blose was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer, barely a year had passed since the loss of her infant son. He had been born four months premature, and the 32-year-old from Glen Burnie was unprepared for another difficult struggle. But Amber says her doctors and[...]

  1. Arlette Hart: As Amber's Mother and hsving been with her at Chemo snd surgery I can attest to the personal care and…

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In It to Win It. RAPP Program Detects Early Breast Cancer

Annie Smith-Jones knew her family history with breast cancer—mother, grandmother and aunt—meant she had a much greater than average chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer herself. Her primary care physician, Patricia Czapp, MD, knew it, too. “Primary care docs are trained to assess an individual’s risk for various diseases,[...]