Every year Kathy Hochschild, 58, of Bay View gets her mammogram done. “And it always came out negative,” Kathy says. In late 2012, she thought to herself “maybe I won’t do one this year.” But she is so thankful she did. Her mammogram meant her doctors found her breast cancer in stage one.
“Was it scary? You bet. You are given diagnosis, and then have to make a lot of decisions. Now you are working with your family doctor, a surgeon, the radiologist, your oncologist, pharmacy….the list goes on. It is a lot.”
But Kathy wasn’t alone. She was supported by her family, friends and her nurse navigator, Pam Lyon, RN, of Aurora West Allis Medical Center. Pam helped her keep everything organized and supported her throughout the process – every step of the way.
Kathy talks openly about what helped her get through her treatment.
(Click on Kathy’s messages to view them larger on the screen)
Take the next step, It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
1) If you haven’t already, schedule your mammogram today. Find a location near you.
2) Help us turn the ice pink with the Milwaukee Admirals on Friday, February 14! A portion of each ticket goes to support Aurora’s Pink Possible breast health funds. Want to be the human hockey puck? Or see the game from the luxury suite with 12 of your closest friends? Win big in our online auction! Go to Aurora.org/Pink Possible to learn more!
3) The nurse navigator program is one amazing level of support offered at Aurora West Allis Medical Center. The support is possible because of gifts through the Aurora Health Care Foundation. Make a gift today to continue personalized support for individuals like Kathy and her mother.