You are stronger than you know!
Being brave in the face of a cancer diagnosis is no easy feat. But when you combine bravery with inner strength, hope, courage, determination and the support of family, friends and coworkers, you somehow find your way through the darkness and into the light. And that is exactly what survivors Leslie, Marie and Elena did. These are their stories.
Carolyn Cook, RN, Breast Health Nurse Navigator
Learning you have breast cancer brings with it stress and uncertainty. But the personalized support of Breast Health Nurse Navigator Carolyn Cook, RN, at the Cancer Care Institute of Carolina, can help you through the process. Cook is with the patient from the beginning of their journey, acting as an advocate and tracking results and treatment. “I love offering hope and encouragement to my patients, whether they are just starting their treatment, having surgery, or ringing the bell at the conclusion of their treatment. I am with them through it all,” she says.
"The biggest way to heal from a trial is to help those around you. Your life will come back in time."
"Get your yearly mammogram. I have five daughters and each one of them gets theirs every year."
"Your faith and ambition to fight this horrible disease is something breast cancer cannot take from you."
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Find a Women's Imaging Specialist
To receive a digital mammogram or other women's imaging service, please call us at 803-641-5065 for more information or 803-641-5808 to schedule an appointment.
The Women's Breast Health and Imaging Center
400 Medical Park Drive
Aiken, SC 29801
(on the campus of Aiken Regional Medical Centers)