One of my MD Anderson physicians, Dr. Jean-Bernard Durand, suggested that I share my around-the-world travel photos to inspire other patients to live life while living with cancer. I'm now on maintenance therapy, receiving Herceptin and Perjeta every three weeks. We schedule my treatments around my life, not my life around my treatments. I consider myself an unofficial MD Anderson ambassador and frequently wear my MD Anderson T-shirts when traveling. I'm almost always approached with questions about my experiences, which I'm happy to share. I've had the most outstanding health care team there and feel blessed to be under their care. I want people to know that MD Anderson is not only a world-renowned cancer center, but also a place of hope and genuine kindness and compassion.
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