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Leslie's Breast Cancer Story

Jun 6, 2019

Leslie Haywood, Breast Cancer patient, East Cooper Medical Center 

"After having my two daughters at East Cooper, I knew that the quality of the care was second to none. But I didn't fully realize the depth of compassion and expertise the hospital staff had until I was there for a third time.” 

Like all mothers, Leslie Haywood hoped to live long enough to see her two daughters grow into beautiful women. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer the age of 34, that goal seemed to be in jeopardy. 

Determined to survive, Leslie started researching medical centers and surgeons. She selected a place that had already delivered two miracles into her life, hoping it could deliver a third. 

"After having my two daughters at East Cooper Regional Medical Center, I knew that the quality of the care was second to none,” Leslie says, “but I didn't fully realize the depth of compassion and expertise the hospital staff had until I was there for a third time.” 

As Leslie began treatment for her cancer, the daily struggle should have been emotionally taxing and difficult. But throughout each step of the process, the medical staff was attentive and gave her the care she needed to fight for a healthy future. 

“I knew I was in the hands of some of the best oncologists, reconstructive surgeons and nurses, but it didn't stop with simply having the talent,” Leslie says. “The staff also had that very rare mix of skill and kindness and empathy that is all too often lacking in our health care system today. 

“Because of East Cooper’s wonderful staff and my incredible surgeon, Dr. Craigie, what could have been an extremely scary and trying time of my life was little more than a blip on the radar.”

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