Susan from Omaha, NE
Sebaceous carcinoma is one of the rarest forms of eye cancer. Also, one of the most deadly. Susan, a Senior Vice President at Blue Cross, had been misdiagnosed for five years. When her ophthalmologist in Omaha removed what he mistook for a stye, the biopsy told the tragic truth.
“He said there weren’t many options and all of them were bad. She had a week to make a decision.” Susan wanted a second opinion. In the course of the same day, her boss, her mother, and her friend from South Philadelphia recommended the same place: Wills Eye Hospital.
“I took that as a sign from God. Dr. Carol Shields and Dr. Mary Stefanyszyn gave me hope when I was desperate. They said they were going to save my life. And they did.”