My Cancer Journey with Catawba Valley Health System
The day my mammogram was scheduled, I was busy and almost didn’t
go. I’m so glad that I did – the results of the
3-D screening at
Catawba Valley Imaging Center showed something out of the ordinary, and the radiologist took the time
to discuss options with me for the next steps. For me, it was important
that any tests and treatments take place close to home where my family
and friends could support me.
PET/CT Scanning Center, the doctors and I could get a clearer picture of the mass that had developed
in my breast. After the biopsy at the Imaging Center, they explained the
Savi Scout technology (available here only at Catawba Valley Medical Center) which allowed my surgeon to get a precise location of the cancerous cells
to be removed.
Catawba assigned me a
Breast Health Navigator who was by my side every step of the way, helping me understand the treatments,
advocating for me and even helping with scheduling. With the range of
emotions that come with a cancer diagnosis, having someone with the experience
and knowledge of the navigator is a great relief. She also helped me join their
support group, where I could share my feelings and concerns with others in our community
who have been through the same diagnosis and treatments.
Now that I’m in recovery, I'm forever connected with a cancer
program close to home that has taken care of me every step of my journey.
And I know that should I have any future needs, the best of care is available
to me, right around the corner. A place where I know my doctors will have
access to the most advanced technology in our area and I’ll be treated
with the utmost compassion from the moment I walk through the door.