As a veteran driver engineer and paramedic, Michelle Heiser has to make split-second decisions daily. When she was diagnosed with a non-invasive carcinoma at the age of 43 she didn’t hesitate to do her best to extinguish the cancer.
Counting down the days to her daughter’s wedding, Patricia D’Alessandro was full of joy and was busy planning the special day. Patricia consistently schedules her mammogram every year, but almost cancelled it due to her daughter’s wedding festivities.
Initially, Veda McKeithen didn’t get the lump examined. It would take a move to Florida to take care of her 78-year-old mother that led McKeithen to Broward Health. After a biopsy showed the presence of cancer, she was referred to Broward Health hematologist and oncologist Jorge Hurtado-Cordovi, M.D.