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 found on her favorite beach, tapping into the healing power of nature.
To read more healing stories, visit www.maringeneral.org/healing