Perseverance. A powerful element in fighting cancer.




Edith Picallo has persevered through tough challenges in her 70 years – immigrating from Cuba,losing her husband to cancer, raising three kids alone and beating cancer twice. A new stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis had her wondering if she had what it took to beat it again. Her initial prognosis was severe – less than a year to live. But when she found Florida Cancer Specialists, her doctor conducted genomic testing to personalize her therapy. The result – her tumor shrunk 47 percent in just six months. Now, three years after her diagnosis, Edith’s story shows that when hope and science join forces, great outcomes can happen.

"Florida Cancer Specialists did a genetic test to determine the right medicine for me and my lung cancer and it is working."

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