On a Difficult Journey, Angie Gravel Found Support Close to Home
"I found a lump during a self-exam, and after getting it checked out last July I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My family has no history so it was a pretty big shock, especially only being 33 years old. My physician arranged chemotherapy at his office, and when that wasn't successful he realized I would need radiation.
"I'm glad his first recommendation was the Finley Wendt Regional Cancer Center right here in town. The staff, Dr. Koneru, the treatments-everything at Finley was excellent, very personal. It was easy to tell I wasn't just another patient because we were all on a first-name basis, and the staff really put themselves in my shoes.
"Aside from Finley making the process easy and comfortable, being so close to home was what made my experience all the better. I had 32 treatments, 32 days in a row, and only missed one day of work. There's nothing convenient about cancer especially when raising a four-year-old, but receiving treatment at Finley, I found out how much people will reach out and support you."