Breast Cancer Patient Stories

  • Rosalie Fox

    Rosalie Fox

    Although Rosalie Fox was widowed in 1981 at the age of 60, she is far from lonely. Little did she know that just 9 years later, her 6 children would produce 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. That same year, in 1990, Rosalie had her annual physical examination. Blood tests showed that she was anemic. Further testing would determine she had a blockage that was caused by colon cancer.

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  • Robin Luber

    Robin Luber

    If you have a question about Fox Chase Cancer Center, ask Robin Luber. She spends every Wednesday volunteering at Fox Chase so you are likely to see her walking the halls helping patients and families or in the Family Surgical Waiting Lounge. She also volunteers in Social Services assisting the social workers with administrative tasks. "I love this job," shared Robin. "I help patients, their families, and the staff. It's very rewarding." And that's coming from a former patient.

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  • Linda Angello

    Linda Angello

    Linda Angello loves people and she loves to laugh. Humor and interaction with others were key components of her successful treatment for breast cancer. Her journey, which began in 2004, has enriched her life beyond measure. In turn, she has passionately dedicated herself to helping others facing the same diagnosis.

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  • Ellen Anthonisen

    Ellen Anthonisen

    Just one month after her 2009 annual mammogram, Ellen Anthonisen found a lump in her breast. Instead of feeling understandably paralyzed by shock or fear, Ellen took action.
    "Because of my family history with cancer, I am very aware of the importance of self breast exams and have encouraged friends to know what their breast tissue feels like - otherwise, how would they know something is wrong?" shared Ellen.

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  • Doreen Benedict

    Doreen Benedict

    The early part of 2008 was supposed to be filled with all sorts of positive milestones for 68 year old Doreen Benedict. She had been blessed with a great-granddaughter in November of 2007, her husband was retiring at the end of February, and in March she and her husband were scheduled to travel to her native England to visit family and friends. When a routine mammogram detected Stage 3 breast cancer in February, Doreen's plans were changed, but thanks to the doctors at Fox Chase Cancer Center, the trip was not cancelled, only postponed.

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