DeKalb Medical Cancer Survivor Stories - Lisa Massey
As a nurse and mother of three children, nothing is more important to me than the health of my family. Because my father and several of my siblings have had cancer (including breast, pancreatic, kidney and colon cancer), staying healthy means staying proactive and taking preventive measures such as genetic testing.
That’s why I chose to have cancer genetic testing and counseling at DeKalb Medical, and so did my son and one of my daughters. All three of us were positive for the BRCA-2 gene mutation which makes us at least twice as likely to develop certain cancers.
I believe that obtaining genetic testing and counseling has given me and my children a powerful advantage that will positively impact our family for generations to come. It’s a simple blood test that can arm you with the information you need to live the healthiest life possible and reduce your risk of cancer.
Each of us now knows what we need to do to plan for a long and healthy life and support our immune system. I want to thank DeKalb Medical for the expert care and counseling they provided us. Their support system is great. Even though they counsel thousands of people a year, you’ll never feel like a number at DeKalb Medical. You’ll feel like family. Thank you DeKalb Medical for giving me the knowledge I need to protect my family.
Lisa Massey, B.S.N., R.N.