This Sunday, June 6, Quincy Medical Group (QMG) welcomes our community to our QMG Cancer Institute from 9 to 11 a.m. to honor our cancer patients and survivors on National Cancer Survivors Day.
Prior to the event, we spoke to a couple of our community’s cancer patients and survivors. Today, we honor Virginia “Jenny” Fox, one of our patients, who shares her story. Jenny is pictured below with her husband, Stephen.
“I had dropped about 10 to 15 pounds, but I didn’t think much about it. Usually, I’m on the go quite a bit, and I felt weaker, and I knew something was wrong. I had a CT scan. Dr. Raif called our house that night with the results, just to let us know.”
After the CT scan, Dr. Raif ordered a PET scan. The results showed stage 4 cancer.
“The primary cancer was in my lungs and it had infected my liver, pancreas, kidneys, ovaries, and then a little later on it was found in my brain.”
She began her care with QMG Oncologist Dr. Christian Khoury.
“He said I’m going to personalize this treatment for you. They told me I could choose wherever I wanted to go, but I wanted to stay with Dr. Khoury. I felt very secure with him.”
Today, Jenny’s cancer is stable. She comes to the QMG Cancer Institute every three weeks for chemo once a day for five days. She usually comes with homemade treats in hand for the doctors, nurses, and team, all of whom she calls family.
“I tell them all they’re related to me whether they like it or not,” Jenny said with a laugh “They are all so kind. They do not waiver, they are God’s love coming through to all the patients there. They’re always willing to listen. Dr. Khoury, Dr. Raif, and everyone has gone above and beyond for me.”
Just under two years of her cancer journey, Jenny said the QMG team and her faith have seen her through.
“I never did once get scared of this diagnosis because of God. I finally realized the plan He had for me.”