Ms. Stevens

Breast Cancer Survivor

Ms. Stevens

Ms. Stevens has been part of the #OCfamily since 2018 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her breast surgeon, Dr. Dempsey, recommended Dr. Raizen. She wanted to go to someone that her surgeon knew and trusted. "Dr. Raizen and I both used to live Austin and attended University of Texas. During our appointments we always talk about Austin." Ms. Stevens was overwhelmed with the kindness that #OCstaff showed her in the infusion room.
Ms. Stevens was amazed to run into so many individuals with the same story as hers. While in the waiting room at Oncology Consultants, she would converse with other women that were battling breast cancer, realizing that they all see the same doctors. “There is a big community of people that are in a similar situation to mine - everyone is going through something." Ms. Stevens biggest support system were two individuals. One of the them being her mother. "My mother battled stage 3 colon cancer 20 years ago. She's 87 years old now and still kicking it." The second supporter was a friend of hers that was diagnosed with breast cancer one month after her. They were able to support each other during the journey.
Ms. Stevens continues to enjoy life with plenty of walks planned for the coming months. A few of them include: Sisters Network Breast Cancer Walk, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure walk, and the American Cancer Society Walk. While battling cancer, she even traveled to New York City with her mother as they were selected by the Today Show to have brunch at the plaza, a mother's day edition; and the timing could not have been any more perfect as it was in-between her chemo sessions. "Keep enjoying life, why should I let it get to me, it's out of my hands; it's in a greater power. What's meant to be will happen." Thank you Ms. Stevens for sharing your story, together we overcame cancer!