Confidence. A powerful element in fighting cancer.



Cari Ellison’s family has a history of breast cancer. Many women on her mother’s side of the family have battled the disease. But, Cari never thought she’d be diagnosed at just 28 years old. After her diagnosis, she felt confident knowing she’d receive her care from the same doctors who saved her mother’s life in 2008, at Florida Cancer Specialists.

Photo of Cari Ellison  “At Florida Cancer Specialists, they care about you as a person, not just as a patient or a diagnosis,” Cari said.

From the moment Cari walked through the door, she felt like the team at Florida Cancer Specialists was one step ahead of her cancer. Cari received a personalized treatment plan, which happened to include a drug approved from a clinical trial her mother participated in over a decade ago. In fact, in the past 3 years, the majority of new cancer drugs approved for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials with Florida Cancer Specialists participation.

The personalized treatment plan saved Cari’s life, while the support from her doctors and nurses raised her spirits as she kept fighting, proving that when hope and science join forces, great outcomes can happen.

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