At MMH, our patients speak volumes.
Cancer Free for 15 Years
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Although it’s been 15 years since cancer survivor Kelly Pettit was diagnosed with breast cancer, she still remembers the moment like it was yesterday.
“When I found out I had cancer, I was scared and in disbelief,” said Kelly. “I was only in my 40s and still had kids at home. They weren’t adults yet. I remember thinking I had to beat it so I could be there for my kids.”
In 2007, after having a mastectomy followed by six months of chemo at Margaret Mary’s Cancer Center, Kelly was declared cancer free. A lot has changed for Kelly since that time, but her appreciation for the care she received at MMH remains the same.
“Every year I go back to the cancer center to make sure the cancer hasn’t returned. Visiting the center still has the same warm, welcoming feel it had the first time I entered. I pray my cancer doesn’t come back, but if it does, I’m confident I’m in the right place.”