As a health care worker, Cathy Marvin lived a life of caring for others rather than herself. But when a co-worker persuaded her to schedule a much overdue mammogram, Cathy suddenly realized she was about to experience life as a patient.
Soon after diagnosis, Cathy had her case reviewed at the breast conference and surgery was scheduled, followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
"I had all the confidence in the world that I was in the best place and I trusted the professionals would do what they needed to do," said Marvin.
Throughout treatment, Cathy's breast health navigator, Carole Chell, focused on Cathy's individual situation to determine how to best approach her needs.
While in the recovery process, Cathy began utilizing the cancer fitness program and nutrition services. With the aid of certified cancer exercise specialists, Cathy began a fitness regimen to help regain strength and mobility. Within weeks, Cathy was walking, stretching and beginning to live a normal life.