I’m Mary Ann, and this is my healing place.
When Mary Ann Smith fell and broke her rib, she was covered with bumps and bruises. But as
she healed, one large bump under her breast wouldn’t go away. Tests revealed a cancerous lump
as big as a tennis ball. Having delivered all four of her kids at Marin General Hospital, Mary Ann
felt confident choosing the Marin Cancer Institute for her treatment. She received a complete
continuum of care, beginning with chemotherapy to shrink the tumor as much as possible before
surgery. Then came a mastectomy, followed by radiation to eradicate any errant cancer cells. A
year after her surgery, Mary Ann returned to Marin General Hospital for breast reconstruction using
advanced oncoplastic surgery techniques. Today, Mary Ann is cancer-free and can often be tapping
into the healing power of nature on her favorite beach.
To read more healing stories, visit www.maringeneral.org/healing