I’m a 43-year-old woman who has struggled with recurrent cervical cancer for more than 14 years. It’s been a frustrating time for my family as well, and I know they’ve been overwhelmed with my care. It was my husband who first discovered PinnacleCare, through his job, and during open enrollment, we became members.
PinnacleCare stepped in right away. Their experts have been my constant resource, guiding me through many treatments and finally finding me a top surgical oncologist.
PinnacleCare stepped in right away. Their experts have been my constant resource, guiding me through many treatments and finally finding me a top surgical oncologist. When all other doctors refused treatment because they believed that there was no hope, this onocologist was willing to complete a six-hour surgery to remove my tumor.
It was a difficult surgery; the oncologist brought in one of the country’s leading vascular surgeons to assist him. After he’d removed the tumor, the vascular surgeon then created blood vessels to replace the old ones.
Following the surgery, I underwent three more rounds of chemotherapy to ensure that every microscopic inch of the tumor was gone. PinnacleCare Connection Advisors became my loyal cheerleaders and friends.
Then came the time to get another CT scan. I’m not ashamed to say that tears flowed from my face as the doctor announced that there was no sign of the tumor! I never thought that I would hear the next words that came out of my physician’s mouth. He stated that they will continue with the CT scans and if in a year there is still no sign of the cancer, he will feel comfortable announcing that I am in remission. I thank everyone: physicians, surgeon, my husband, and of course, PinnacleCare.