BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Dr. Erin Fleener at the Cancer Clinic in Bryan has treated dozens of local patients with breast cancer.
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Fleener is turning awareness to the fact that many survivors spend years treating their cancer with pills and scans and more--long after "remission."
"The attention goes away, but these survivors are still dealing with this every day," said Dr. Fleener. "I would just ask that we remain somewhat aware of that."
Dr. Fleener also describes the research that comes from breast cancer funding now, pointing out that much of it is focused on survivorship.
"Quality of life for these survivors who still live with the effects of the cancer or the treatment on their bodies," said Dr. Fleener.