Baptist Health Paducah: Compassionate Cancer Care Center
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Compassionate Cancer Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky HealthTalks Transcript
Karen Kauf, Gilbertsville, Kentucky:
In 2004, I was in the shower doing my monthly check and I ran across a lump. It wound up being invasive, aggressive cancer, and I had to have a double mastectomy. I guess about five years ago, I found out I had cancer again. It had spread and metastasized to my bones. I had been referred to Dr. Chua this time. We all just really bonded with each other, and I felt very comfortable.
Winston Chua, MD:
When I first saw Karen, she had already relapsed from her recurrent disease. She had been heavily pretreated. By that time, we had a new drug called palbociclib. It’s an oral pill that works for breast cancer. She has been on it for the last two and a half years, and she’s doing great.
He is always been a very positive doctor, which I appreciate. I think anybody that goes through this journey has to stay positive, and things will work out.
As you know with oncology, it’s depressing, so if you’re upbeat with the patient, it gives them courage.
He’s proven to me that I can trust him. I would not be here today if I didn’t have that trust.