One Woman’s Breast Cancer Journey & the paths of her supporters
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“One Journey Many Paths”
The concept behind “One Journey Many Paths” is based on an inspirational video which shares a breast cancer journey from the perspective of the patient’s husband, daughters and friends. Today, we’d like to bring you the story of Tami Scovitch, a breast cancer survivor. When Tami received her breast cancer diagnosis, she started on a new beginning. The journey brought Scovitch to the Saint Agnes Hospital Cancer Institute and brought her family closer together.
Scovitch came to Saint Agnes after finding a lump on New Year’s Day 2013. The results of her mammogram and biopsy showed that she had breast cancer. The comprehensive team of specialists at the Saint Agnes Cancer Institute quickly met with Scovitch, her husband Tony, and their two daughters, to present a treatment plan for the next six months to a year and answer all the questions they had. That plan included heavy doses of support from Scovitch’s family and friends.
“It was my journey,” Scovitch said. “But others walked with me.”
Please take a moment to watch and listen to the poignant reactions of Tami’s husband, daughters, sister and a member of the volunteer firehouse, where Tami was President of the Auxiliary. It’s a lovely tribute. The video “One Journey Many Paths” serves to highlight how Tami’s diagnosis made a change in each of their paths and they learned to cherish each moment together during Tami’s journey.
Realities of Breast Cancer:
The reality is this:
- There is no way to prevent breast cancer — but through regular mammograms and at-home self exams, it can be caught early, which is a woman’s best chance for survival.
- Who is affected? Mostly women age 40+, with the majority of diagnoses being given to women age 50+.
- 79% of new cases and 88% of breast cancer deaths occurred in women age 50 and over.
Saint Agnes Comprehensive Breast Center at Saint Agnes Hospital presents highly recognized physicians at the forefront of advanced techniques, equipment and clinical trials. They have developed a microsite called “One Jouney Many Paths”, which is meant to encourage women and their family and friends to understand breast cancer, talk openly about the disease and make breast health a priority.
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