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Share Your Story: Dina Sabra (Part 2/2)

Within 10 days of being diagnosed with DCIS breast cancer, Dina Sabra was off to Lenox Hill Long Island Jewish Hospital in the Upper East Side for a bilateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Despite Dina’s Canadian citizenship and lack of insurance in the US, she chose to undergo her operation in the States because she would be treated much quicker as a patient paying out-of-pocket. Initially, the hospital wanted to keep Dina around for a few months before her operation, but they ended up being able to schedule her in three and a half weeks after her arrival. “I guess …

 

Cancer tests your mettle, management consultant discovers: Karen’s story

After receiving her diagnosis and undergoing a lumpectomy near her home in Maryland, breast cancer survivor and management consultant Karen Webster searched the Internet to find the right cancer center and oncologist for her follow-up care. She wanted more than a traditional approach and settled on Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and its breast cancer specialist Eric Winer, MD — 750 miles away.
“Something about his write-up appealed to me,” recalls Webster. “In addition to offering the very best treatments, he also seemed focused on quality of life. I knew immediately that he was my guy. So I got an appointment …