“WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PANCREATIC CANCER, I FIGURED IT WAS ALL OVER. BUT AFTER MONTHS OF TREATMENT, THE HOSPITAL GAVE ME THE BEST GIFT OF ALL: LIFE.”
Theresa Petruzzi knew the story. She had a 2% chance of surviving pancreatic cancer. But she wasn't going down without a fight. Instead of choosing to have it treated at a well known cancer center, she chose Overlook Medical Center. No surprise. Aside from offering unique treatment and compassionate care, the highly skilled medical team at Overlook offered her the best long term outlook. Theresa was quickly scheduled for a Whipple procedure, a complex surgery involving multiple organs and the reconstruction of the digestive tract. When that went well, what followed were months of chemotherapy and radiation. And six years later, Theresa is still here to talk about it.
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