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Kim S.'s Story

 Kim

"I am alive...thanks to the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center"

 

I had no risk factors for getting breast cancer. That's why I reacted so casually when, after having a mammogram, I received a call encouraging me to return for further testing, followed by an appointment to meet with a breast surgeon.

 

Even after the surgeon explained the seriousness of my condition - extensive carcinoma throughout my breast with mastectomy as the only option -  I didn't want to believe it.

 

It was a great comfort that I did not need to travel outside of my community for superior treatment. 

 

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Henry Mayo Improves Dining -

Expressly For You

Henry Mayo introduces a new level of dining services

Expressly For You  

Expressly For You, Henry Mayo's new personal service dining program was developed to provide a delightful and personal bedside-dining service directly to our patients.

 

Through this new approach to in-patient dining, Henry Mayo will provide patients with their very own host who will personally describe the array of food choices that are available at each meal, create a custom food order and then deliver meals right to the patents bedside.  This new program will enhance the patient dining experience and the individual attention and a familiar face can be a great comfort to patients.

 

With direct and personal contact with each patient for each meal, Expressly For You hosts can answer patients' questions in real time about their meal options. Because the food order is taken close to the time of meal service, patients can place their order based on how they feel at mealtime.

 

Expressly For You is set to launch in June and is yet another example of Henry Mayo's commitment to bringing a higher level of service to each and every patient we serve. 

 

 

Mammograms- Special Pricing for May

Henry Mayo; making your health a priority!

Sheila mamo

Dedicated to making cancer a thing of the past, the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center is offering a special cash price of $175 for digital screening mammograms during the month of May. This special price, combined with financial assistance for those who qualify, encourage women to know their risks and love themselves enough to make an appointment to be screened for breast cancer.

 

The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center, designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, was created through the experiences of breast cancer survivors and designed with a woman's physical and emotional needs in mind.

 

Located on Henry Mayo's hospital campus, the Center offers the latest digital technology, highly skilled medical and technical professionals, and input from the area's leading oncologists and other medical specialists.

 

The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center does not require a physician's referral or prescription for routine screening mammograms. Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday, including lunchtimes and into the evening, as well as some weekends, by calling (661) 253-8822.

 

Make sure your family is well taken care of by making your own health a priority and calling us today!

Oh...My Aching Back

Take Care of Your Spine with Henry Mayo's Spine Education Class 

Spine Classes

Henry Mayo's free Spine Education class offers valuable information on how to take better care of your spine to prevent future back and neck injuries and improve pain management.  We have two convenient class locations to serve you.

 

May 9, 2012 | 5-6 p.m.

Valencia

Henry Mayo's Ambulatory Care Center  | Suite 310

25751 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355 

 

May 23, 2012 | 5-6 p.m

Canyon Country

The Plaza at Golden Valley  | Suite 125

19013 Golden Valley Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91387

 

For more information or to register, please call (661) 253-8959.

Kim S.'s Story

 
"I had no risk factors..."
Kim S2

I had no risk factors for getting breast cancer. That's why I reacted so casually when, after having a mammogram, I received a call encouraging me to return for further testing, followed by an appointment to meet with a breast surgeon.

 

Even after the surgeon explained the seriousness of my condition-extensive carcinoma throughout my breast with mastectomy as the only option-I didn't want to believe it.

 

Then it hit me. Did he say "cancer?" Malignant or benign? Mastectomy?

 

Dazed and confused and now starting to panic, I called my mother and my husband and simply "lost it." I am the first member on my mother's and father's side of the family to get cancer. I was shocked and scared.

 

Post surgery, I learned that, in addition to breast cancer, I had three invasive cancerous tumors, which had microscopically traveled, to my lymph nodes. The cancer was already traveling.

 

My only treatment option was chemotherapy, which provided me with the best chance of non-recurrence. I completed six months of chemotherapy and have been cancer-free since. That was five years ago.

 

I am alive for two reasons, thanks to the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center:

  • My cancer was detected early during a routine mammogram.
  • Superior technology detected microscopic cancer cells traveling in my system before I had any symptoms.

It was a great comfort that I did not need to travel outside of my community for superior treatment. All services are available at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital including a top-notch pool of dedicated oncology nursing staff, health care professionals and affiliations with important specialized cancer centers!

 

I pray you never get cancer. But if it happens, you can rest assured there is hope in your own backyard.

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