Breast cancer survivor learns how to manage the emotional effects of cancer

Robbin Wright Piedmont Healthcare


Breast cancer survivor Robbin Wright dealt with the emotional effects of cancer by attending classes at Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness at Piedmont.

“I started going to Piedmont Cancer Wellness Center to find myself and become whole again,” says Wright.

She says thanks to Cancer Wellness, she is now a survivor.

“I just started feeling whole and it’s like I’ve just started living,” says Wright.

Visiting Cancer Wellness for the first time

As she struggled with her cancer diagnosis, she was encouraged to visit Cancer Wellness.

“I went in with an attitude,” she admits.

But from the moment she stepped through the glass doors, she felt welcome. A volunteer greeted her and gave her a calendar of the center’s classes and events.
 
“She said, ‘You have to come back. Look over the calendar, see what sparks your interest and come back,’” says Wright. “You know what? I’ve been going back every day since.”
 
How Cancer Wellness changed her life
 
Wright says her life has completely turned around since she started going to Cancer Wellness.
 
“If it wasn’t for them, to be honest, I don’t know where I would be now,” she says. “I now enjoy life, I know how to live in the moment and take each day as it comes to me. I couldn’t care less what’s going to happen tomorrow or the day after. I have learned from Mindfulness 101 how to live in the moment and take care of me.”
 
Click here to learn more about Cancer Wellness at Piedmont.
 
Piedmont is the only healthcare system in Georgia to become an affiliate of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. This collaboration ensures patients receive cancer care based on best practices developed by one of the nation’s leading cancer care providers. Click here to learn more.


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