Cancer Stories from
St. Elizabeth Healthcare Patients
For Kelly Garrett, a diagnosis of breast cancer was frightening enough. Just when she thought she was beating it, she learned that she was experiencing heart failure as a result of her treatment. Then a heart specialist helped her beat that, too.
Perfect pearly whites. Dazzling brown eyes. Curly blond hair. Sometimes it’s easy to spot the things we’ve inherited from our relatives. Family ties to cancer aren’t always so obvious. Learn how genetic counseling helped Amanda Laws discover her cancer risk and may well have been lifesaving.
Cathy Reising is no stranger to cancer. As the Cancer Registry Manager and Survey Consultant for the Commission on Cancer at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, she is familiar with cancer patients and their stories from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Despite her position and knowledge of the importance of cancer screenings, Cathy had never had a colonoscopy until this year at age 56. It turned out to be one of the best decisions of her life.