There’s a new type of healing space adjacent to the waiting area in the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute inside Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Plantation.
“A very important part is not just the discussion about chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. It’s also that discussion about what else can we do to make you feel better,” said the Plantation institute’s director and breast oncologist, Alejandra Perez, M.D. “We don’t want to treat just cancer -- we want to treat every single aspect.”
On October 3, doctors, nurses, staff members and patients celebrated the pink ribbon cutting for the “Not My Daughter … Find a Cure Now!” Patient Support Services. It’s named after the non-profit organization that generously supported the creation of this space.
“I was diagnosed at age 40 with an extremely aggressive form of breast cancer. My friends and I got together to develop an organization to raise money for research,” said Denyse Hostig, founder of Not My Daughter. “It wasn’t long before we realized that research was important but so were ancillary services for patients and survivors.”
As a result, Sylvester at Plantation patients will have convenient access to services that address sexual health, hair loss, nutrition, exercise counseling – all with the goal of enhancing the medical care they receive and improving quality of life.
Watch a video of the ribbon cutting here.