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Patient Success Stories

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center is recognized as a leader in providing advanced cancer treatment. Read about some of our breast cancer patients and their life-changing experiences. See all patient success stories.

Beatrice Afrangui, M.D.

UMMC Anesthesiologist Discusses Her Cancer Diagnosis and How Surviving Helped Make Her a Better Doctor

Breast cancer survivor Beatrice Afrangui, M.D. considers herself very lucky. She was a 30-year-old surgical intern when she first discovered a lump in her breast and was diagnosed with interductal invasive carcinoma...

Stephanie Cosby

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Just Months After Turning 40, Stephanie Cosby Advocates for Early Screening

I’ve been a nurse for 10 years and used to work in a breast cancer screening program, so I knew how important it is to get a screening mammogram at age 40. Within days after my birthday, I’d scheduled the appointment...

Cassandra Warthen

Remembering Cassandra Warthen

Cassandra Warthen lost her battle with breast cancer in August, 2007. During her two-year struggle with the disease, she became an advocate for the Baltimore City Cancer Program's early detection and awareness efforts among uninsured women in Baltimore City.

Sandra Smith

Early Diagnosis and Treatment Save the Life of Inflammatory Breast Cancer Patient

Sandra Smith was diagnosed at age 58 with inflammatory breast cancer, a relatively rare but often deadly form of the disease. That was in 1996. Today, she is a 10-year breast cancer survivor, once again healthy and active. Here, the Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, resident talks about her experience.

Rose Mary Oeste

A Patient's Perspective: Finding Competence and Compassion in Cancer Care

Rose Mary Oeste was treated at UMGCC for breast cancer in 2001. She recalled her experience -- and reflected on how the new Roslyn and Leonard Stoler Pavilion for outpatient treatment will improve the patient experience and benefit patients -- at the facility's opening celebration on June 29, 2005.

Meredith White surrounded by Baltimore City Cancer Program staff

Breast Cancer Survivor Grateful For Screening Program

The day the Baltimore City Cancer Program started its free breast/cervical cancer-screening program, Meredith White was the first person that walked in the door. That was in December 2001. Two years later, the program helped save her life.

Targeted Internal Radiation Therapy Benefits Breast Cancer Patient

It was just after going in for her annual physical exam that Terhea Washington finally decided to get her first mammogram. Her doctor had urged her to get the mammogram five years ago, because Washington had cancer 20 years ago. "My primary care doctor had been on my case about getting a mammogram," said Washington. "So finally this time, I decided to get it. This year I got the courage. I could no longer put it off."

Lizzie Myers

Baltimore City Cancer Program Saves Lives

Lizzie Myers can't say enough good things about the Baltimore City Cancer Program. As one of 41 million uninsured Americans, she has nothing but praise for the early cancer detection effort aimed at working women who earn too much to be eligible for the government's Medicaid program, but who don't get health insurance from their employers.


This page was last updated on: September 28, 2012.