I never expected to hear the words, “you have cancer,” but I definitely knew what to expect after hearing those words.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2016. I had a double mastectomy & learned soon after that chemotherapy was recommended for me due to the aggressiveness of my tumor. This is where the familiarity came in, you see I have been an oncology nurse for 18 years. I knew I would be well taken care of in the outpatient clinic at Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, where I worked & had provided care to so many before me. I had the best doctors & nurses to care for me in a personal & professional manner.