DeKalb Medical continues to be a leader in Atlanta in oncology research and treatment. Our physicians and staff deliver superior cancer care by taking care of our patients' physical and emotional concerns. Having specialists who are experts and work as a team is the very first step in taking our patients through treatment of the most frightening disease they will ever face.
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It all started when I noticed a small dimple in my right breast. When it was time for my annual mammogram, I made it a point to mention the dimple to the technician. Sharing this information proved to be invaluable because the technician was able to do further tests during my visit.
When my OB/GYN received the test results, she recommended I see surgeon Dr. Qammar Rashid who performed a biopsy and scan. What they found were five masses in my right breast and activity in my left breast. After much prayer, I decided to trust God, work the plan my team and I discussed, and move forward with a double mastectomy. For me, it didn’t change my identify as a woman at all. I put things into perspective: my ability to live and enjoy my family is what’s most important.
I am extremely pleased with my entire team of "Rock Stars:” my oncologist Dr. David Shepard, my surgeon Dr. Qammar Rashid, my reconstruction surgeon Dr. Joseph Woods, and nurse navigator Rose McKeever who leads my breast cancer support group. Rose is my gift from God and friend. I am also thankful to my angels in the Infusion Center. They have a wealth of knowledge and aided me through times when I felt like I couldn't take a step further.