From the beginning, we knew we had made the right choice. Treatment began Feb. 20 of this year and ended April 12. The physicians and staff went out of their way to make my care and our entire experience the best possible. I was able to continue an active role in my company, going in for proton therapy in the mornings so that I could be in the office in the afternoons. I experienced no side effects, and I’ve returned to the hobbies I enjoy most: biking, cruising and traveling with Cher.
We were so pleased that at my ‘graduation’ ― an informal ceremony celebrating the end of treatment ― Cher and I presented a $50,000 check to the Proton Therapy Center in support of Dr. Pugh’s research.
We felt we were paying it forward. Someone else came before us to make this possible ― we wanted to do the same for others.”
Promise invites cancer survivors to share their reflections. Email Promise@mdanderson.org.