Blessed to Have a Hero in Cancer Care

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A patient writes about the impact Dr. Aaron Mansfield had on her during treatment.

Dr. Aaron Mansfield is my hero! I’m 74 years old and was very healthy and robust. I played a lot of tennis and was very conscious about weight and diet. I had never smoked. I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, and I was beyond shocked.

Dr. Mansfield mapped out a plan with a first-line chemotherapy treatment and since then I’ve been in several trials for new drugs. His care and concern have been incredible. He cares so much and goes well beyond basic treatment. He’s an incredible, intelligent, talented oncologist. I’m blessed to have him on my side. He is so deserving of this award!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Leah “Cherry” Lommen died shortly after this essay was submitted in July 2020. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends.

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