Nothing can prepare you to hear the words, 'You have cancer'
2020年欧冠赛程表Marsha Smith Hill was diagnosed with Stage 2 triple negative breast cancer on Oct. 11, 2011, after a routine mammogram. She was a busy mother of four, a wife, a daughter and a sister. Cancer didn’t run in her family, but she now had one of the most aggressive types.
All she could think was, “God, where did this come from?”
The following months would bring her to her breaking point, but faith, family and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare carried her through the journey to come.
When Marsha received her diagnosis, she wanted what we all want when faced with a major health crisis: the best doctors and the best possible treatment. After consulting oncologists outside the Tallahassee region, she chose her oncologist here at home at TMH: Dr. Tim A. Broeseker, Hematology Oncology.
They clicked immediately. He was sensitive and knowledgeable, and his team was wonderful.
2020年欧冠赛程表“It’s difficult to understand this unless you’ve been there, but the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center is a joyful place,” recalled Marsha. “Everyone is encouraging, and they become part of your family.”
Dr. Broeseker and his team kept her going through 16 rounds of chemotherapy.
2020年欧冠赛程表“At one point, I was bedridden with nausea and vomiting, and severe pain and numbness in my hands and feet. I called Dr. Broeseker,” said Marsha. “I said, ‘Doc, I don’t know if I can do this!’ He and his staff helped save my life by assuring me that I would make it.”
2020年欧冠赛程表Marsha has now been cancer free for nearly eight years, and thanks God for her “angels” at TMH.
2020年欧冠赛程表The Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center diagnoses and treats more than 1,650 new cases every year. The community's support of events like the upcoming on Oct. 19, 2019 at the Tucker Civic Center ensures everyone in our region has access to lifesaving treatment and compassionate support.
Since 2006, Cards for a Cure has raised over $1.25 million, and today Marsha Smith Hill is the proud 2019 honoree. Funds raised stay in our community and help provide for patients who can’t afford treatments, plus transportation and lodging for patients who must travel to Tallahassee for chemotherapy or radiation.
The dollars raised also help pay for professional development and educational opportunities for TMH colleagues to have the most advanced training and research.
No one should have to face cancer alone. For more information on the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center please visit .
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