Compassionate Cancer Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky

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Baptist Health Paducah: Compassionate Cancer Care Center

Baptist Health offers comprehensive cancer care by skilled, trustworthy specialists. Hear from a patient about the importance of having a caring, positive doctor providing cancer treatment services.

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.

Kauf:
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.

Dr. Chua:
As you know with oncology, it’s depressing, so if you’re upbeat with the patient, it gives them courage.

Kauf:
He’s proven to me that I can trust him. I would not be here today if I didn’t have that trust.

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