The sole aim of Georgia Cancer Info is to enhance the quality of cancer care through research. Care for patients is at the heart of our mission and we are particularly attuned to the voices of survivors. Your experiences as a clinical trials participant can be helpful to us as in our quest to improve cancer treatment options for all Georgians.
As a survivor, we invite you to share your insights, experiences and opinions with us. Your feedback will be shared with Georgia CORE’s Board, staff, investigators and research network members and may be summarized on the website as a resource for others. You are also welcome to include a picture.
Have a story you want to tell?
Tell us about it.
Mary Ann Hodnett: There's life after cancer. You are not alone.
Mary Ann Hodnett is a testimony to perseverance, dedication and having a passion for appreciating life. The year 2010 was a rough one for her family. Her husband lost his job in September 2009, and her father passed away in May of 2010. A few months later, her work partnership dissolved, and her Cobra insurance was slated to end in December. Then, the biggest hurdle hit. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in November.
Too busy: Susan McLendon
We’ve all been there – too busy to listen to what our bodies are telling us. In 2003, Susan McLendon was too busy; she was in graduate school and taking care of family members that were sick. So, when she noticed some breast changes, she initially ignored them.