In for long haul against cancer
HAMILTON Hill’s Margaret Amm has been taking the fight to cancer for more than a decade.
The 69-year-old grandmother was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 but learnt a few years later that it had spread to her spine.
This year she reached a notable milestone when she received her 100th cycle of cancer treatment. On the day of her milestone treatment at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH), Ms Amm said she felt blessed to be alive.
“It took a bit of time to process and accept my diagnosis and that this would be an on-going journey for the rest of my life,” she said.
“There have been many people close to me who have passed away, so I’m very grateful for the treatment I’ve received and I appreciate every day.”
FSH medical oncologist Hilary Martin said it was a significant milestone.
“The median survival of metastatic breast cancer is around five years, so most patients don’t end up receiving 100 cycles,” she said.
Margaret Amm celebrates her 100th cycle of cancer treatment with nurses Jane Conchie, Annmarie Conroy, Laura Kevan and Dr Hilary Martin.