Barbara Ann Ross, a 49-year old Brunswick resident, has some advice for
those who are facing cancer. "You've got to fight it with everything
you've got and take everything that is available to you," she
says. That is exactly what Barbara did when a mammogram revealed a lump
in her left breast that tested positive for cancer in June 2012.
Barbara Ann had a partial mastectomy performed by T. Wayne Rentz Jr., M.D.,
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Brunswick General Surgery. She
then went through six months of chemotherapy treatments at the Southeast
Georgia Health System Cancer Care Center on the Brunswick Campus under
the direction of Duane Moores, M.D., Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Hematology
"I loved Dr. Moores. He was very attentive and very patient. Sometimes
I knew that I was keeping him too long. I knew he had other patients to
see, but he would still take the time to listen to me anyway," she
says. "He was so kind and he always stressed to me that I should
let him know if there was anything I wasn't comfortable with."
After her Chemotherapy treatments, Barbara Ann had a short break before
starting radiation therapy at the Cancer Care Center under the direction
of Kenyon Meadows, M.D., Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Radiation
Oncology. In May 2013, she completed radiation therapy. In July 2013,
she was able to have the port removed that had been inserted for chemotherapy.
Barbara Ann was very pleased with the staff at the Cancer Care Center.
"Everybody there has a different personality, but they were all very
nice and very supportive, and I was happy with my care." She also
gives these final words of advice, "Keep God first, because He is
all!" (Healing Scriptures – Psalm 103:3, Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 53: 4-5.)