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KeepingPatientsFirstAtYumaRegionalMedicalCenterandYumaRegionalCancerCenterwebelievethatapatientismorethanjustaname.EachpatientinourcarehasauniqueandmeaningulstoryandthediagnosistreatmentandcarereceivedatYumaRegionalCancerCenterisjustonechapter.Gettingtoknowourpatientsnotonlyallowsorhigherqualityotreatmentbutitalsogivesustheopportunitytoassistwithcompassionandunderstanding.StorieslikethatoAnayeliRodriguezserveasaconstantremindertoalwaysputourpatientsrstandhelpusrememberthatcancernotonlyafectsthepatientbutalsoimpactsthelivesandstoriesothepatientsamilyandriends.AnayelismotherIrmawasdiagnosedwithbreastcancerin2012.Thiswasadevastatingblowtoaamilythatalreadystruggledtomakeendsmeet.AnayeliotenaccompaniedhermothertoYumaRegionalCancerCenterduringhertreatmentsandthisiswhereshewasencouragedbythenursenavigatortowriteherstory.ThroughthepartnershipoYumaRegionalCancerCenterandtheBridgetsGitFundtheRodriguezamilywasabletoreceivecriticalsupportandresourcesneededduringherbattlewithcancer.BysharingherstoryAnayelisdreamistoprovidehopetootheramiliesacingthisdicult.Withagoaloobtaining10000signaturesyoucanshowyoursupportbysigningherpersonalbookatwww.yumaregional.org.AsweapproachthisnewandimportantchapteratYumaRegionalCancerCenteritisourcommitmenttoyouthepatienttoalwayskeepyouyouramilyandthecommunitytopomindhelpingyouauthoryourstoryinlie.LORRAGREENEFiveyearsagoonSeptember262008marksthedayIheardthoseterriblewordsYouHaveCancer.IwasdiagnosedwithstageIIinvasivebreastcancer.AtersixmonthsoextensivechemotherapyandamodifedradicalmastectomyIcontinuetobemonitoredatYumaRegionalCancerCenter.Iamsothankulortheknowledgeableandcaringpersonnelatthecenter.Icouldnthavedoneitwithoutthem.