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I Can’t Say Enough About the Great Care I’ve Received

Friday, January 10, 2020

Nancy Wiley
Photo of Dr. Lane and Dr. Weaver

“I am a very, very, very happy woman right now!”

These are the words of 75-year-old Nancy Wiley of Pembroke as she raved about her experience at the Greene Cancer Center.

Wiley appeared in the emergency room in early November spitting up blood. She was admitted to Brockton Hospital where she spent eight days before being seen by Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Rebecca M. Weaver, with the plan of doing a biopsy to a mass on her lung. According to Nancy, when Dr. Weaver went to perform the biopsy there was a pool of blood near the mass and it was decided that a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan was the safest option.

Nancy said, “The mass lit up like a neon light,” confirming her fears of lung cancer.

Shortly after her diagnosis Nancy began her treatment with Dr. Steven Lane, Chief of Radiation Oncology at the Greene Cancer Center. 

Dr. Lane explained, “Because Nancy had a stage one lung cancer which had not spread to lymph nodes she was a good candidate for Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT).

This highly specialized treatment uses a specially designed coordinate system to pinpoint and treat the exact location of a tumor. In SBRT, a high dose of radiation is delivered to the tumor over a short number of treatment sessions in a manner previously not available by standard radiation therapy. Side effects are often reduced and cure rates can be higher. Nancy did very well with this treatment.

She expressed optimism for her recovery and couldn’t say enough about the care she has received at Signature Healthcare and the Green Cancer Center.

“Dr. Lane, Dr. Weaver and everyone here have been wonderful,” Nancy remarked. “I’ve been kept very informed each step along the way. I can’t say enough about the care I’ve received and I’m spreading the word to others.”