“No one wants to think about having cancer. I certainly didn’t. But, in the summer of 2005, I was diagnosed with Stage III colorectal cancer. When I first met with Dr. Trehan, I was given many treatment options, including a new chemotherapy drug being offered through a clinical trial. I immediately said no, but my husband of 63 years now, was in favor. The treatments were rough, but the Aultman Clinical Trials team gave me a sense of comfort and confidence.”
Now, I remain grateful for Dr. Trehan’s guidance and the clinical trial that contributed to this happy ending. This is why I serve on the Women’s Board, work on the Human Research Review Board and volunteer at the Compassionate Care Center. I feel it is my mission to help others and give back to the community and to Aultman Hospital. The care I received and the relationships I built are the story of Aultman."
To learn more about how you can get involved and make a difference for cancer survivors in our community, please visit the Timken Family Cancer Center's page.