Patient Testimonials

Need for health screenings comes into clear view for Perry County woman

It was the fall of 2003 when Alice Gilliam first felt the lump in her right breast but quickly chalked up the abnormality to a harmless cyst. Alice had heard too much caffeine could cause cysts so she decided to cut back on the number of cups of coffee she had each day. She was sure the lump would simply go away on its own.

As the “cyst” continued to get larger and larger, Alice continued to believe it was “just nothing”. In fact, she had convinced herself of it for so long that about 6 years had passed before she ever sought medical treatment and was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Louisa, KY woman had to look no further than Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center to find great cancer care

There are certain things that Sally Grace is sure of these days: You can only place your complete trust in one person, and that is God. Everything happens for a reason, and when it comes to getting great healthcare bigger isn’t necessarily better.

She discovered the latter firsthand after several months of stomach and back pain led her to the Tug Valley ARH Hospital Emergency Roomand later to surgeon Rao Vempaty,MD for a colonoscopy,which in July of last year,ultimately determined Sally had colon cancer.

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Cancer Care Close to Home is a powerful weapon in Harlan woman’s cancer fight

Anna Honeycutt is what some might call a “friendly fighter,” and for nearly eight years she’s been in the fight of her life with an opponent known as breast cancer.

 So far she’s gone five complete rounds and not only does she keep taking and giving punches, she keeps on smiling from ear to ear.

She has found great power in positive thinking, but she’s also had great treatment and support in her corner, from her hometown healthcare professionals, to her friends, and most of all with her family.

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Patient Assistance Fund Helps Remove Barriers for Patients Receiving Treatment at Hazard's ARH Cancer Center

Diagnosed with colorectal and prostate cancer and facing five weeks of daily radiation treatments and chemotherapy, Claude Huff of Harlan County knew he had a battle ahead of him to beat the disease, but it wasn’t only the cancer that had Huff worried.

Living on a fixed income and relying on only Medicare to pay for his treatment, Huff says it was the piling medical bills, sky rocketing gas prices and the thought of a 120-mile round trip to the ARH Cancer Center in Hazard each day that left him with such a sense of uncertainty that he feared he wouldn’t be able to afford to get treatment at all.

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