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SAVI Sister - Sharon L.

Sharon L.

Orthodontist Office Coordinator
Somers Point, NJ
Treated with SAVI – June 2014

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I went to my endocrinologist and requested hormone therapy for menopause. I had been suffering from moodiness, night sweats, weight gain and hot flashes for a year and a half. He told me not until I had my overdue mammogram. The result: I had cancer in my right breast.

My surgeon, Dr. Anjeanette Brown, recommended the 5-day SAVI treatment as an option and also mentioned 6 weeks of regular radiation treatments. My radiation oncologist, Dr. James Wurzer, also talked to me about these options. I chose SAVI because it required a shorter amount of time for treatment, even though I had never heard of it before. My doctors were both terrific.

During my week of treatment, I was a bit more tired than usual. I was uncomfortable, but not unbearable. I just missed being able to shower for those few days. And although I read many stories of SAVI Sisters who worked during this time, working would have definitely increased my discomfort.

That said, I would recommend SAVI to anyone who is eligible for it! I am happy to talk to any women who wants to contact me. It is time for me to pay forward all the love I have received. I wear my SAVI Sisters pin with honor!