Jeni Lloyd, of Hampden, clearly remembers that day nearly five years ago – the day she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was busy raising two teenage daughters, and at the age of 39, she was determined to beat breast cancer. Diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer, Jeni was treated according to the results of a clinical trial that showed benefit for her and was able to receive all of her care close to home at Cancer Care of Maine.
“Many people asked me why I didn’t go down to Boston for treatment. I had done my research and I knew I was getting the best treatment available right in my own backyard.”
In March of 2010, Jeni will celebrate five years as a survivor.
“I’m excited about the new center and what it offers patients in the area.” Jeni says the new building “is a sanctuary of hope – it’s not just a bigger, better building.”
Jennifer Fleming of Calais says, "In June I found a lump in my throat. I have Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I'm just 32 years old with a husband and a two year old son. At first I was really scared. However, the staff at Cancer Care of Maine really listened to me. They helped me find answers to questions, reassured me, and made my family feel welcome and a part of my treatment. If a person has to go through something like this, Cancer Care is the best place to be." Jennifer is pictured with her mother Brenda Robb.