“I was feeling fine when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Had I not gotten my annual mammogram, the breast cancer could have possibly spread. Early detection is key. Invest in yourself and in your health,” Sharon says.
Learning that you have been diagnosed with cancer can be difficult news to process. Many factors can contribute to such a diagnosis, which is why “going to your doctor and staying ahead of the game” is one of the best ways to catch cancer early on.
"I love Roswell Park. I am in awe of all they do for cancer patients. Almost every time I am there, I hear someone ring that Victory Bell, and I thank God for all the people at Roswell Park who made that possible."
“Starting with my first phone call to Roswell Park, caring and compassionate is the kind of treatment I got from everyone there, and based on my experience with other facilities, that kind of treatment is indeed rare.”
“I tell people that when they look up and see that Roswell Park building at Elm and Carlton streets in Buffalo, to think about the people inside looking out. They are all seeking hope that cancer can be defeated."
As a result of having VHL, Sheana has had many surgeries. At age 12 she had a hemangioblastoma removed from her brain. At age 15, a tumor was removed from her spine. At age 17, another from her brain. She also has had tumors behind her eyes.