Cynthia Hunt’s Survivor Story

On April 29, 2013, at the age of 44, Cynthia Hunt discovered what she hoped to be a simple hematoma in her breast. On June 18, she was admitted to Singing River Health System’s Regional Cancer Center to undergo post-surgical treatment for triple negative breast cancer.

There she met Dr. Brian Persing, and together with the Cancer Center team, her friends and family by her side, they set out to fight this less common form of breast cancer.

“Once I accepted the fact I had cancer, I told Dr. Persing I would be the best cancer patient he ever had,” said Cynthia. “I shaved my own head and I told my boys, as I always do, it’s the four of us against the world.”

After four surgeries, four rounds of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation, Cynthia would win the fight and be declared cancer-free.

“If I could take every cancer patient and send them to Dr. Persing and the Regional Cancer Center team, I would. You don’t always have to leave, you can get quality treatment right here. I didn’t have to leave my family, and having them with me during my visits to the Cancer Center was the most important part of treatment. I’m still here today because of my faith in God, my family and the cancer team.”

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