Patient Stories

Marissa Lenney and her husband were happily building their life together—pursuing their careers and moving into a new house. They knew that having a child would complete their family. What they didn’t know is that the pregnancy would spur an estrogen and progesterone-fed form of inflammatory breast cancer. Within 24 hours of her diagnosis, Marissa had her first appointment at her local Florida Cancer Specialists to start her chemotherapy treatment.

While her grandmother looked after new-born Adriana, and her father joined her at every treatment, Marissa and her doctors fought this aggressive type of cancer. For a long time, Marissa was unsure about her future. But the quick response of Florida Cancer Specialists and the support of her family helped her see that she would be there as her daughter grew up, proving that when hope and science join forces, great outcomes can happen.

“I’m so thankful for Florida Cancer Specialists and how quickly they were able to start my treatment.”

– Marissa Lenney, Patient and Breast Cancer Fighter

Marissa Lenney

breast cancer