The Superhero Oncologist Who Saved My Friend From Cancer

Lung Cancer Heroes®, CURE® Lung Cancer Heroes® 2021 Essay Book, Volume 2,

A woman explains how her close friend achieved remission from stage 4 lung cancer after being treated by Dr. Bret Friday – a superhero in her book.

All eyes and ears were on Dr. Bret Friday when he was the keynote speaker at a cancer expo being held at the Holiday Center in Duluth, Minnesota, a few years ago. He was riveting. His compassion, intelligence and drive were apparent as he captivated us, his audience, with what we were hearing. This oncologist was talking about exciting innovations, such as immunotherapy, that sounded cutting edge. We learned that Essentia Health is a research hospital and that Dr. Friday is a research oncologist who hails from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

“This is your new doctor,” I remember whispering to my dear friend.

I am so grateful to say that after she switched from a complacent provider to the fabulous Dr. Friday, her stage 4 cancer has been and continues to be in remission.

Dr. Bret Friday is a superhero.

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