Thank you for making a difference!
With more than three decades in the oncology field and a thyroid cancer survivor herself, Donna understands the importance of informed care. After a persistent ‘jabbing’ pain in the side of her chest sent her looking for answers, Donna’s doctors informed her she had breast cancer. Donna credits her family and support system with helping her on her cancer journey.
Today, Donna has completed treatment and tries to live life to the fullest every day. In addition to her work in the oncology field, Donna also partners with current patients with similar diagnoses—advocating for them and helping them along their journeys.
There are thousands of people like Donna whose lives are turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis. Patients and caregivers are forced to ask questions and make decisions that they are not prepared to make. Donna summed up the need for patient guidelines so well:
I’ve been working in the oncology field for more than 35 years and when it hits you personally, it hits you like a ton of bricks. I was lucky to understand the information that my doctor was telling me from the start. But I was able to give the NCCN Guidelines for Patients® to my husband, my children, and my parents so they could understand, too. They came with me to my appointments…it was very empowering for them to be able to ask questions because they were well informed. It was the best gift I could have given to my family.
For Donna and the rest of the 1.7 million people diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year, NCCN Foundation has pledged to update and add to the library of NCCN Guidelines for Patients. We cannot do it without your help. Your donation gives trustworthy information to patients like Donna, empowers them and their families to make the right choices about their care, and ensures the best possible outcomes for every patient.
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