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If any quote can sum up the role that nurses play during the cancer experience, it’s this one from Maya Angelou: “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Throughout the month, CSC has been paid tribute to nurses in honor of Oncology Nursing Month. There are many special relationships with nurses throughout our Affiliate Network. One of these relationships is between our Affiliate, Gilda’s Club Chicago and Patrice A. Stephens, MSN, APN, ACON-BC. Read her story, submitted by Gilda’s Club Chicago below.

#Thankanurse: A Tribute from CSC’s Affiliate Network

Friday, May 29, 2015

Patrice A. Stephens, MSN, APN, ACON-BC, began her work with breast cancer patients at Advocate Christ Medical Center nearly 35 years ago. In her first role as an oncology nurse and her current position as Breast Nurse Navigator, Patrice has touched the lives of tens of thousands of breast cancer patients and their families. Patrice provides extraordinary patient-centered care to the women she meets each day. Her approach to working with breast cancer patients expands beyond medical care. Patrice provides referrals for wigs, prosthesis, social support, counseling, and breast cancer networking groups in order to further assist her patients during their journey with breast cancer. She offers hope during difficult and uncertain times.