"My team at New England Cancer Specialists feels almost like family."
—Sarah Emerson, Westbrook
Breast Cancer Survivor
"When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33, I was shocked. But I could tell from my first visit to NECS, they've done this before. They started me on chemotherapy less than two weeks after my diagnosis, and have provided tremendous support through the whole process, including surgeries.
"I love my job as a recreational therapist, so I was grateful that they were able to get me through five months of chemo without having to quit work. Dr. Batelli really feels like my personal physician. If she or my oncology nurse, Amanda Mignoli, ever had a concern, they bent over backwards to get me in immediately.
"NECS has a complete care team, and they all know me. I feel extremely well cared for, physically and emotionally, which is important when dealing with cancer.
"Now I'm back to enjoying everything I love in life—like my family, and running!"
At New England Cancer Specialists, we know that each of our patients has a unique cancer journey, with unique challenges and stories. We believe that sharing these stories can inspire and support others, no matter what their diagnosis or where they are in the process.
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Amanda E. Magnoli, ANP-BC, AOCNP (at right) is a key member of Sarah's care team at NECS.
One of the things Sarah enjoys most is time with her son, Tyler.
Sarah is excited to be feeling well enough to train for her next road race.