Allison Martinez

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Allison Martinez

Allison Martinez

My first contact with FCCC was in March of 2013, when I sought a second opinion for treatment for Stage Three Medullary Breast Cancer.  I was immediately impressed with the professional manner and kindness I received from the Nurse Navigator, as well as all those involved in properly diagnosing me. As a licensed clinical social worker I have learned to be adept at both gathering information and advocating for the rights of my clients. Now was my turn to use these skills in helping myself.  Fox Chase is renowned nationally and internationally.  All three of my doctors, from Oncology to Surgery to Radiation , were placed in 2013 Top Doctors in the United States. Not only were my doctors the best in the country, but they were kind and focused on me as an individual patient. I elected to stay at Fox Chase and underwent 4 months of chemo,  lumpectomy surgery and six weeks follow up radiation. Across the board, Fox Chase employees were compassionate and well-informed.  They went out of their way to comfort and care for me, from the front desk in the breast cancer department, to the security guard at the parking garage entrance, to the chemo and radiation techs and nurses, to the man who pushed my wheelchair after surgery.  Each contact I had in every department was positive and helpful because of the overall quality of the individual involved. Fox Chase employees listen, truly listen, to what patients feel and say!  I have never encountered an organization that had such consistently high ethics and performance – across the board! This treatment was extended to my family and friends as well, who mirrored back how impressed they were.

This is why I knew I had to become involved in making the quality of my experience available to other people suffering from cancer. I joined PFAC in February, 2014. I feel honored and blessed to be able to give service to current and future patients and their families. Hopefully, with  the help of patients, their families and the staff of fccc, we will all be able to continue to impact those who have been affected by cancer in a hopeful and life-affirming way.