Barbara Brown

Breast Cancer Second Opinion Leads to a Positive Outcome

When Barbara Brown learned she had an aggressive form of breast cancer, her surgeon was anxious to move forward with surgery before consulting an oncologist or considering other treatment options.

Barbara knew she wanted a second opinion, so she called The University of Kansas Hospital. “The minute I walked through the doors of the Cancer Center, it felt right,” Barbara recalled.

"My doctor seemed as though she had all the time in the world to examine me, educate me and discuss recommended treatments.

“I told her it was not an option to not get well,” added the mother of three. “Without skipping a beat, she put her hand on my knee and reassured me that our goal was to get me well.”

Throughout her cancer treatment, Barbara was touched by the personal, compassionate care she received at the hospital. She’s become a lifeline to others with cancer and a strong advocate for the hospital’s Cancer Center.

As with all treatments, individual patient results vary. It is important to discuss your treatment options with your healthcare provider.

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