Patient Stories



After years as a DJ, Buddy Patterson believed a prostate cancer diagnosis might be his last dance. “Then my doctor said, ‘I’ll find the best for you.’ That turned out to be St. Vincent Anderson Regional.” For Buddy, it was like being treated by family. “I loved everybody out there,” he says. “And after almost four years cancer-free, I still go back to say hello.”

At St. Vincent Anderson Regional Cancer Center, you’ll find world-class technology and treatment options. Our patients have access to the latest clinical trials and cancer fighting equipment, as well as an experienced, dedicated medical team. All conveniently located under one roof.


 


A routine mammogram after retirement brought Julie Morson some unwelcome news. “When you hear it’s cancer, you’re kind of thrown in the dark,” she remembers. “But then my Nurse Navigator at St. Vincent Anderson Regional put me at ease by explaining everything. After that, I had no fear.” Now cancer-free, Julie volunteers as a “give-back,” saying “The Spirit of Caring is just the way they are.”

At St. Vincent Anderson Regional, our Cancer Center has been on the leading edge of technology and treatment since 1973. Our breast care programs have achieved Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation and recognition by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. We care for the body, mind and spirit, with Nurse Navigators to help patients confidently face a cancer diagnosis through education and support.




Severe pain sent hairdresser Kelli Drake to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer. But fear led to the comfort of personal care from the team at St. Vincent Anderson Regional. “I’ll never forget walking out of the chemo center,” said Kelli, “and the doctor came up and put his arms around me and said, ‘You’re going to beat this.’”

At St. Vincent Anderson Regional Cancer Center, you’ll find world-class technology and treatment options. Our patients have access to the latest clinical trials and cancer fighting equipment, as well as an experienced, dedicated medical team. All conveniently located under one roof.