Cancer

Anita

Thanks to care received at Huntington Hospital, Anita Chavez is now cancer-free. When she found a lump during a breast self-examination, “I knew immediately that it was cancer,” she says. “I had a history of developing cysts — and the lump I found felt different.”

Anita’s physician referred her to our Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center. Diagnostic tests confirmed that the lump she had found was cancer — and she went on to receive treatment here, via breast surgery as well as radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

Over the course of her care, Anita took advantage of some of the many supportive services — including acupuncture and hypnotherapy — available to our cancer patients. She also turned to our Constance G. Zahorik Appearance Center for help managing the aesthetic side effects of cancer treatment.

“Huntington Hospital Cancer Center treats the whole person — mind, body and spirit,” Anita says. “My entire care team was devoted to helping me fight breast cancer and I can’t thank them enough.”

Watch this video to learn more about Anita’s breast cancer journey.