Sian was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, but thanks to the support of a multidisciplinary team, her friends and family, today she is well and wants to spread the message to other newly diagnosed patients that there is always hope.
Sian was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer after finding a lump. She was naturally scared and anxious and felt worried about the future for the sake of her two daughters.
The oncology team at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, including oncology nurses, doctors, radiologists, and surgeons, worked closely with Sian to support her on her cancer journey. They educated her on the disease, discussed her diagnosis with her, and involved her in treatment decisions so that she felt empowered and more in control of her illness.
Sian was also referred to the Comprehensive Lifestyle Medicine Program, the first of its kind in the region, which helps patients to understand their health and empowers them to make informed lifestyle decisions when it comes to supporting their cancer treatment.
Sian had a lot of positive energy and strength throughout her cancer journey. She received chemotherapy and radiation therapy and also underwent surgery. She responded well to the treatments and her doctors were very pleased with the outcome, considering she had such an advanced disease at diagnosis.
Today, thanks to the support of her multidisciplinary team, her friends and her family, Sian is well. She is keen to share her cancer story with other patients and to let them know that there is always hope. She actively raises awareness around breast cancer, campaigns for newly diagnosed patients and is a member of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi 4th Angel Program.
Breast cancer is a curable disease. Doctors urge all women to consult an expert if they notice anything unusual and to attend regular screenings.